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Yes, it's Socialism 3.0

Not announced by the Lord Protector, but rather that is the distinctly grand aim of Fair Russia / Justice Russia (translations vary).

Anyway, showing an odd understanding of the evolution of socialism, they reckon Bolshevik socialism was the 1.0, Euro socialism the 2.0 and what they are working on as socialism 3.0.

However, the report of the announcement in the Moscow Times is a bit thin on ideological detail:

"Speaking with journalists amid tight security in a hall decorated with Russian flags and Soviet-style displays depicting different moments in the party's brief history, [Party leader and Federation Council Speaker Sergei] Mironov said A Just Russia was not opposed to the market economy. "We just want the government to fulfill its role in the social sphere," Mironov said".

Given that AJR was formed from a three way merger of parties, including the Russian Pensioners' Party, I do not think that it would be too hard to work out what 'fulfilling its role in the social sphere' means. It all sounds a bit like Scandinavian-style welfarism to me.

However, Mironov gets one bullseye: "We already had the first type of socialism -- the Soviet one -- the second was the Western-European kind, but they were both helpless".

UPDATE: I have major IT problems at Croydonian Towers, and doubt I will posting today. Sorry.


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Blogger Praguetory said... 12:29 pm

Top 5 right-wing blogger. This makes you a member of the blogocracy. *Bows*  



Blogger Croydonian said... 12:39 pm

Cheers.

And as God is my witness, I did not rate myself for this part of the survey.  



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