Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Many Ukrainians Support Communism

Official 2008 Ukrainian Parliamentary Election Results

Communist Party of Ukraine (Renewed)

Ideology: Marxism-Leninism

Percentage of the vote: 0.29

The Progressive Socialist Party

Ideology: Marxism, Socialism

Percentage of the vote: 1.32

The Socialist Party

Ideology: Democratic Socialism

Percentage of the vote: 2.86

Lytvyn's People's Bloc

Ideology: Socialism

Percentage of the Vote: 3.9

Communist Party

Ideology: Marxism-Leninism

Percentage of the vote: 5.39

Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc

Ideology: Social Democracy

Percentage: 30.7

Total Percentage of Ukrainian's Voting for Self-Indentified Socialists in 2008: 44.24

They lived under it, right? It should be zero percent. Not all Ukrainians share the views of those living on Cleveland's west side.

So many Clevelanders of Ukrainian heritage tell me "if only I knew" what they knew as Ukrainian exiles. They "know" the evils of Socialism, and are far market libertarian extremists. The Ukrainians who didn't run off to the champion country of anti-communism, seem to have very different views than the John Birch Society members of Cleveland, who left during the 1930s when they lost their priviledge as aristocrats.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sry, but Timoshenko ISN'T socialist. Somekind of populist, indeed, and one of three main enemies of Commparty.

Dude from Odessa, Communist Party of Ukraine