Russia, the world’s largest nation, borders European and Asian countries as well as the Pacific and Arctic oceans. The Russian economy ranks as the tenth largest by nominal GDP and sixth largest by purchasing power parity in 2015.


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Lenin and Stalin are Real Names Myth

Neither Lenin or Stalin are real names. Vladimir Lenin was born Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, and Joseph Stalin was born Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili.

Communism and Fascism are Different Fact

Communism and Fascism are very similar in effect but very different in key ideological aspects. Both are an evolution of socialism, but one is exclusive and one inclusive.

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Understanding Populism

Populism is a broad term that generally describes popular sentiment felt by the working class against the elites. It can look like social conservative nativist right-wing populism or social liberal progressive left-wing populism.

The Historical Effects of Wealth Inequality

We examine social, political, and economic inequality in terms of their effects on society, such as the social unrest that led to historic revolutions and populist uprisings.

The Origin of Politically Correct

The exact origin of the term politically correct isn’t known, but its first modern usage is from 1793 and the related political argument over tolerance is as old as politics itself.

What Does “Politically Correct” Mean?

Political Correctness (PC) generally describes the debate surrounding tolerance, sensitivity, and self-or-state censorship. More specifically, it refers to the “correct” treatment of groups, in the context of current politics, regarding language and policies.

What is a Useful Idiot?

“Useful Idiot” is a political term that describes a person whose actions are useful to a political group whose goals they aren’t fully aware of (idiot).