It always was and it always will be.
But then, only a few people count in Russia and China.
And these few may still be Communists. In fact, Lunev has admitted that Putin is a Communist.
Even if they cannot bring the ideology back, the ideology is still ultimately in control.
And they still have their nuclear weapons. "They will not attack America until the money from the West stops flowing. Then they will attack," Lunev told