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communism

a political and economic doctrine that advocates that the state should own all property and organize all the functions of PRODUCTION and EXCHANGE, including LABOUR. Karl MARX succinctly stated his idea of communism as ‘from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs’. Communism involves a CENTRALLY PLANNED ECONOMY where strategic decisions concerning production and distribution are taken by government as opposed to being determined by the PRICE SYSTEM, as in a market-based PRIVATE ENTERPRISE ECONOMY. China still organizes its economy along communist lines, but in recent years Russia and other former Soviet Union countries and various East European countries have moved away from communism to more market-based economies.
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In communist times Crimea was an administrative region of the Soviet Union and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev -- brilliantly portrayed in the film Death of Stalin in a belly fight with KGB Chief Lavrenti Beria to amuse the boss -- decided to make Crimea part of the Soviet Republic of Ukrainefor administrative reasons.
Muslims in his community, including himself, had to circumcise their boys secretly during communist times in Eastern Orthodox Serbia.
Granya Baisarova, 62, who has six children and is now a great grandmother, has worked on building sites as a painter, plasterer, and tiler, and also had a collective farm job in Communist times as a dairy maid.
According to the Voice of America, "the planned job swop (with Medvedev) has angered many in Russia, who say it would strengthen authoritarian trends and clear the way for Mr Putin to become Russia's longest-serving leader since communist times".
But the best bargains are private apartments, a welcome hangover from communist times. As in Greece, touts greet you at the bus depot or jetty, with picture books of apartments, most at a few dinars per night off-season.
Crowds of ragged children jostle with horse carts in the narrow, laundry-draped alleys of Nadezhda - notorious since communist times for its high levels of crime, illiteracy and poverty.
I am sure that the Macedonian political scene is the last in South-East Europe where transition politicians and politicians from the communist times can bee seen.
Nor will such reforms gain much traction while low-income voters continue to mourn the disappearance of "goulash socialism" and the egalitarian poverty of communist times, or when public villainy can so easily be blamed on Roma, Jews, Hungarians and other unloved minorities.
The data offered in the communist times were at least defective in offering accurate answers and evaluations.
Sarkisyan was, Cecil wrote, 'a passionate defender of the architectural gems in the Russian capital, from the neo-classical beauties of the Tsarist era to the more stark early modernist buildings of communist times. He fought manfully to stem the tide of cavalier property development'.
In Communist times, it was first the Soviet Union and then China," Cashku says.
This was instilled in Communist times by its KGB henchmen, and more latterly by the leather-clad gangsters many of them have become.

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