RUSSIA: Those Capitalistic Habits

When the Russians started handing out dachi in the country to favored bureaucrats, artists and scientists, they let themselves in for some bad capitalist habits. Owners of the summer cottages have made a good thing of renting them for a few weeks or a few weekends. Since every Communist schoolboy knows that Marx and Lenin eliminated landlords as well as all other bloodsucking capitalists, this could not go on. Last week the city fathers of Leningrad decreed that anyone caught renting out his dacha would have his city quarters confiscated.


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