Russia: Capitalismus Atavis

At studied intervals, the Soviet newspapers fish up specimens of private enterprise and exhibit them to the public as prehistoric monsters—and horrible examples. A reporter from Sovietskaya Rossia recently discovered that the island of Sporny was full of farmers who had fled collectivization. Located in the middle of a river and source of a squabble about which province should control it, Sporny had spawned farmers who had fenced off their properties—sin of sins. Farmer Zakhar Vasilenko was so capitalist that he owned four cows, 150 sheep, had an outrageous annual private income...

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