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Is USSR completley destroyed?

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 29 Nov 2015, 13:57
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Post 29 Nov 2015, 14:12
Hello there
I was born in USSR, me and my family ran after the collapse, but my father talks greatly about USSR.
My grandmother also told me great stories about USSR, and the life there,
and while my family ran, we were there until the end, and all my memories are very positive from the last several years of USSR.
Since then i always felt a great attraction to USSR, and i miss it a lot, mostly because i was born in USSR and now im stateless (in a way...)

So, as i grew up my attraction towards USSR grew and evolved into a fanatic pride, and my hatred towards the west grew as well,
im pretty open about my believes and i use opportunities to spread them on social media and other place,
i met a lot of people, that share my fanaticism towards USSR, and i was wondering, is USSR still alive?

I think in a way it does, in the hearts of millions of people, both old and young, all over the world. (seen it more then once with my own eyes)
But is there more? are there any international Soviet activism groups?
If you know any, please share

i would love to participate in Soviet promotions and activisem
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 22 Oct 2004, 15:15
Ideology: Marxism-Leninism
Politburo
Post 30 Nov 2015, 01:04
The USSR was abolished and I can't imagine it simply returning in its previous form as if nothing happened, no matter what else occurs. But I suppose that fact in itself doesn't really answer your question, since you're not just asking about the formal state with its constitution and symbols, but also about its "spiritual" legacy. Obviously this can be potent. I am reminded of an article by the Communist Party of Greece that was written while Lenin's statues were being torn down in Ukraine.

It is hard to substantiate this memory without, as the Greek article does, point to the concrete achievements of the USSR. The legacy of the USSR is not some pure idea, formed in people's heads. For many people living in its former territories, it is the memory of a period that they witnessed themselves, i.e. it is tied to their actual lived experiences, it is the memory of having lived and worked in a socialist state. But by themselves, these are individual memories that are widely divergent. They will shoot into all kinds of different directions if they are not unified by some coherent political analysis, some kind of collective processing of the past.

Here I would qualify the "fanaticism" about the USSR. I would say, yes, absolutely, we need the kind of passion and righteous fury of the article that I linked to, but this is rooted in a far deeper study of Soviet socialism. The Greek party drew up their Theses on Socialism, not in order to set a verdict about it in stone, but as a living process, because they know that it is essential to understand the 20th-century construction of socialism, and the eventual counterrevolution, in order to inform their own programme for socialism today. You cannot propose a communist programme today without dealing with this legacy. And steeled with that knowledge, you can fight back against bourgeois ideologues who say things like: "You're talking about socialism, while the Ukrainian people are destroying its symbols."

That should also answer the question about propagating the virtues of the USSR. Obviously that depends on where you are and how you would conduct that sort of propaganda. No doubt communists operating in Russia would engage differently with the USSR than Greek communists do, let alone American ones. It would be pointless to go in the streets in the west today to campaign for the return of the USSR. Even in Russia, it would be pointless if you only proposed to add red flags and other trappings to the presently existing capitalist dictatorship. But the history of the USSR has to be absorbed and assimilated as part of our history, and it should be a part of our arsenal when the need does arise.

Thankfully, communists have stepped up to the plate in this regard. I already linked to the KKE's theses, but they are just one example. I still have to read Socialism Betrayed by Keeran and Kenny. Back in the 90s we already saw USSR: the Velvet Counter Revolution and Another View of Stalin by Ludo Martens, Blackshirts and Reds by Michael Parenti, etc. And I would bet that there are similar works existing in French, Spanish, Russian, etc.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 03 Jun 2014, 13:28
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Post 31 Dec 2015, 18:21
Hello and welcome,
I have the same feelings about GDR. I also feel stateless in a way. The BRD will never be my homeland. They annected GDR, because we never had a referendum, and than our joke of a chancellor accusses Russia of annecting crimea? Seriously?

Anyway great to meet you and not everybody from the west is bad, I dislike west too and would love to go elsewhere, but it is difficult...unemployment is a worldwide problem and we have jobs here. :-/
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 08 Aug 2011, 22:59
Ideology: Other Leftist
Komsomol
Post 01 Jan 2016, 02:08
Hi comrades. I share the same feeling of "sine patria" ever since the break-up of SFRY.
For the comrade who opened this thread and talks about pride in living in USSR, I'm attaching a link to youtube's video/song "Made in USSR" by Oleg Gazmanov. Magnificient song!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coeH02wg4lE
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 30 May 2009, 19:37
Ideology: Marxism-Leninism
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Post 01 Jan 2016, 14:57
Until the socialist world becomes a reality, we communists will never have a true homeland. That why Karl Marx said that the proletariat had no motherland. I also have the feeling of not having a homeland too...
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 18 Jan 2016, 00:46
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Post 20 Jan 2016, 11:41
I do not think Russia is the hope of international communists. They have tasted money and greed, and like a dog that has tasted blood, they are without hope.

Never in the history of the world will something just hand over it's power for no reason. Communism will only come through strength of arm sad to say.

I may be biased because I live here, but if America were to become communist, that would probably do more for international communism than any other country. It would be a death blow to international capitalism.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 18 Apr 2010, 04:44
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Philosophized
Post 20 Jan 2016, 19:17
Statist81 wrote:
I do not think Russia is the hope of international communists. They have tasted money and greed, and like a dog that has tasted blood, they are without hope.

My people have existed for centuries at a time without the slightest glimmer of hope, and have still found a way to endure and even thrive. Underestimating a Slav is the surest path to doom.


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Never in the history of the world will something just hand over it's power for no reason. Communism will only come through strength of arm sad to say.

Or strength of persuasion. More than likely a timely combination.

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I may be biased because I live here, but if America were to become communist, that would probably do more for international communism than any other country. It would be a death blow to international capitalism.

An incremental blow. An influential blow. Remember that there is no one center of the world. It will be years before America becomes even as "socialist" as Britain was in the Atlee era. But I do truly believe that the triumph of socialism on an international scale is an ultimate historical inevitability.
Miss Strangelove: "You feed giants laxatives so goblins can mine their poop before the gnomes get to it."
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 18 Jan 2016, 00:46
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Post 21 Jan 2016, 07:03
Comrade Gulper wrote:
My people have existed for centuries at a time without the slightest glimmer of hope, and have still found a way to endure and even thrive. Underestimating a Slav is the surest path to doom.


Sorry, I didn't mean to insult Slavs. I think Slavs are a fine people.

I just meant things are messed up right now - I still do not understand why the Russian people continue to betray socialism.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 04 Jun 2015, 20:48
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Post 13 Feb 2016, 20:48
Statist81 wrote:
Sorry, I didn't mean to insult Slavs. I think Slavs are a fine people.

I just meant things are messed up right now - I still do not understand why the Russian people continue to betray socialism.

The communists are the strongest in Russia. The West absolutely hates the USSR, including the so called 'leftists', who are just degenerate hippie liberals.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 18 Apr 2010, 04:44
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Philosophized
Post 13 Feb 2016, 21:20
sparkyyy wrote:
The West absolutely hates the USSR, including the so called 'leftists', who are just degenerate hippie liberals.

And the Decembrists were spoiled aristocrats with big ideas and no clue how to implement them. Today's hippie liberal is tomorrow's agent for world historic change.
Miss Strangelove: "You feed giants laxatives so goblins can mine their poop before the gnomes get to it."
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