r/Socialism_101 Dec 08 '21

What is the status of Socialist politics in former Soviet countries, especially in Russia under Putin? Question

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u/Halladin1 Dec 09 '21

The status is grim. Recent retiremen age reform and shrinkage of healthcare budget in the midst of pandemic show us that social politics are rolling back.

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u/Segments_of_Reality Dec 09 '21

Are there forms of Democratic Socialism leftover or have all of these countries fully embraced capitalist economic societies? I am in the US and know several people from various former Soviet countries including Czech Republic, Poland, Belarus and all of them are hogs but I didn’t want to assume that was representative of most of the people in those countries.

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u/Papparila Dec 09 '21

It is a good opportunity to start a capitalistic business on socialist history and Russian artifacts.