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    Is Russia just as bad as the Soviet Union?

    What do you think of Russia?

    Is it getting better? Or getting worse? Or is it the same as in Soviet Days.?


    IMO Russia has level with the USSR. It has gotten better in economics and freeoms, but losing out in corruption and how much the government actually cares about its people.
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    Re: Is Russia just as bad as the Soviet Union?

    Not as bad by a long shot in my opinion. In the Soviet Union there was killing and basically slave labor. Now its kind of organize anarchy, so people are more free to do whatever they want, practice what they want. They have become a lot more globalized now too, instead of so secluded; they are still cultural lunatics but much better then they used to be.

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    Re: Is Russia just as bad as the Soviet Union?

    Oh goodie, this discussion.

    Economically, things are certainly much better. People are free to practice their religions, which is also a good thing. Murders per capita are still unusually high, which is amazing considering how much it's improved since the nineties. I would say the biggest problems revolve around political rights, civil liberties, and general corporate corruption. Russia is a very psychologically complex country...it'll take generations to break them of certain habits.

    You have to understand -- lying and cheating were considered acceptable in Soviet culture. You know how here, in the USA, students get in trouble for cheating? Well the psychology for my parents was totally different. It was almost expected that you would cheat, bribe the instructor, and generally behave in a dishonest fashion. That's how people operate survive under a centralized, repressive state....and Russia has had one of those for centuries.

    The endemic problems of Russian psychology are alive and well -- in some cases worse than before. I don't see them going away in my lifetime.

    I hate to say this but...the problem with Russia is that it's full of Russians.
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    Re: Is Russia just as bad as the Soviet Union?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeezy View Post
    Oh goodie, this discussion.

    You have to understand -- lying and cheating were considered acceptable in Soviet culture. You know how here, in the USA, students get in trouble for cheating? Well the psychology for my parents was totally different. It was almost expected that you would cheat, bribe the instructor, and generally behave in a dishonest fashion. That's how people operate survive under a centralized, repressive state....and Russia has had one of those for centuries.
    Well that certainly explains Russian women. They are EVIL!
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    Re: Is Russia just as bad as the Soviet Union?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Well that certainly explains Russian women. They are EVIL!
    Pfft. Don't whine because your bitch-control game was weak.


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    Re: Is Russia just as bad as the Soviet Union?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeezy View Post
    Pfft. Don't whine because your bitch-control game was weak.


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    Hell I dont even go that far man. Far to much trouble. I want to avoid getting to the point where I want to push em out of the car for a Tuck and Roll, going 20mph.
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    Re: Is Russia just as bad as the Soviet Union?

    You have to understand -- lying and cheating were considered acceptable in Soviet culture. You know how here, in the USA, students get in trouble for cheating? Well the psychology for my parents was totally different. It was almost expected that you would cheat, bribe the instructor, and generally behave in a dishonest fashion. That's how people operate survive under a centralized, repressive state....and Russia has had one of those for centuries.
    Isn't the lying and cheating culture still much the same, despite the change in political structure?

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    Re: Is Russia just as bad as the Soviet Union?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Isn't the lying and cheating culture still much the same, despite the change in political structure?
    Well yeah that's my point, if you read the whole post.
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    Re: Is Russia just as bad as the Soviet Union?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeezy View Post
    Well yeah that's my point, if you read the whole post.
    OIC. I misread to think you meant that's how people behave in a repressive communist state, but now I see you meant any kind of repressive state. Russia had a very repressive one before the USSR. It's sad when people are expected to cheat as if there were nothing wrong with that.

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    Re: Is Russia just as bad as the Soviet Union?

    Russia is still a dictatorship, but it's much more well run now. The economy is doing well, and you're not really in any danger from the government unless you directly screw with Bad Vlad. It's actually one of the best dictatorships in history, IMO.
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