In the past Russia has been a communist society. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the society strived to become more advanced and more “Western”. After the collapse, the people had optimistic expectations. They believed that there would be a short transition period, a rise of a normal/civil society and that Russia would replace the Soviet Union as a great power. This did not happen. In fact, there were many difficulties that they
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in a box. It didn’t matter if it was legible. If there was to be a revote then they would go to a screened off booth. This is where everyone would “guess their intentions”(White, 36). This sounds all too familiar with the crybaby antics of a certain political party in our 2000 election. Let me leave you with this question. While Russia is striving to become more democratic, are we regressing to old Soviet ways?