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    There is no need to waste good Vodka. At least gangsters are smart enough to poor out that nasty malt liqour

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    Should have died in jail along with Gorbachev. Two pricks!

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    Hahahahaha...

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    Why do you say so, Big? I thought they ushered in the new Russia, freedom and all (I'm not trying to be facetious). Maybe they (especially Yeltsin) were corrupt in some manner. I dont' know.

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    They sure did usher in freedom. Gorbachev gave freedom for people to fight about everything and bring economy to a standstill. Then, Yeltsin came along and gave away all the infrastructure to a few lucky oligarchs, leaving most of the Nation's working class without jobs/careers that they held for decades. But, it made the West happy. Not so much happy for freedom but that it could breathe easier.

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    Ah, I see: they ushered in freedom for capitalists, some which presumably trickled down to working people. Some other freedoms (such as the freedom to make decisions knowing you were secure in a job) may have been pissed away. Freedom is a wonderful, maleable concept, isn't it?
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    Americans get taught about capitalism and Democratic freedom from the time they were born. Try teaching a 45 year old person in a matter of weeks all that stuff about capitalism and free market.

    More than that, for example many engineers lost their positions they earned over many years of work and were forced to look for whatever jobs they could find.

    Market economy for Soviet Republics basically meant shut down the whole industry and start producing what the market needs, like oil and gas.

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    Try teaching a 45 year old person in a matter of weeks all that stuff about capitalism and free market.

    Yeah, well that concept has been hot here for a few years: you just need to keep improving on your skills--which basically boils down to: if you don't fit our (changing) needs anymore, oh once loyal worker, it's time to hit the road.

    More than that, for example many engineers lost their positions they earned over many years of work and were forced to look for whatever jobs they could find.

    You see this phenomenon with a lot of immigrants to the U.S. from all over the world. Educated skilled people working in less skilled jobs just to get by. It's sad to see those skills go unused, isn't it?

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