Communists thrive on Party of Regions' decline

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July 23, 2012, 6:56 p.m. | Politics — by Katya Gorchinskaya, Yuriy Onyshkiv

Ukraine's communists enjoy their surging popularity ahead of the Oct. 28 vote.

Katya Gorchinskaya

Katya Gorchinskaya has been the Kyiv Post's deputy chief editor since 2009 and is a contributor to The Wall Street Journal and other publications. Follow her on Twitter @kgorchinskaya.

Yuriy Onyshkiv

One party's loss is another one's gain. This is proving true for the Communist Party, which is having an unexpected honeymoon with voters despite years of collaboration with the Party of Regions, which is losing out big.

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kpxoxol July 23, 2012, 7:52 p.m.    

"Communists thrive on Party of Regions' decline"

Great, the Ukraine communists are even more pro-Russian than the Russia people themselves.

When the commies come to power, Malorussia will be born again, heh, heh, heh :D

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Olexander Kravets July 23, 2012, 8:56 p.m.    

Nothing will be born you halfwited idiot. Provocatures like you will be gunned down soon, juat wait and see. The money you are getting from Kremlin is not going to be good for your funeral.

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bernardh July 23, 2012, 9:31 p.m.    

Communist Party or Party of Regions - it is more or less the same anyway; the PoR evolved from the communist party, their leaders are old communists and their voter base consists mainly of communists.

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Mykhayl July 23, 2012, 10:28 p.m.    

Слава Ісу~

So the fox is shedding its sheep skin.
Now it is the Soviet alumni's turn at bat.
The more things change the more they remain the same.
As He said it was "a foolish man who builds on sand" [Matt 7:26] that
shifts with time and opinion.
If the Communist were true Communists they would come from the orthodox [research the definition] Pechersk Lavra guiding principles.
Alas, all that shines is not golden. Nor hopeless.

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Roman Dawydiak July 24, 2012, 5:25 a.m.    

Same old book with a different cover. The CPU can promise the moon and stars but it is meaningless for a Party that can generate only 7% to 10% of the popular vote. Even when they were in bed with the POR their policies were largely ignored. In essence they remain a dismal relic of the past with no future prospects in their current format.

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elmer-елмер July 24, 2012, 4:13 p.m.    

So why are there people who are still brainless enough to vote for these ass holes?

Symonenko and the rest have suddenly become wealthy comrades.

Symonenko dumped his wife, as seems to be the custom in Zookraine, for a younger "tootsie" - she doesn't seem to be much of a tootsie, but so be it.

And Symonenko and the rest of these ass holes also adhere to the custom in Zookraine of wearning expensive watches.

And driving expensive cars.

And living in expensive houses.

While expressing their "concern" for the people.

Where did these comrades tavarishi get their money?

Why are there morons in Zookraine who still vote for them?

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Mykhayl July 24, 2012, 6:38 p.m.    

Слава Ісу~


As long as THY? are in charge WE do not have to assume responsibility.

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carl July 24, 2012, 6:53 p.m.    

Vote Regions elmer, like the mayor of Poltava pointed out true democracy is one party, one state.

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bernardh July 24, 2012, 9:11 p.m.    

"One party, one state"; sure, just like under Soviet times. That is what the PoR is dreaming about.

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AL BALA July 26, 2012, 4:52 p.m.    

Gee ?

Hitler had - "one party, one state."

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CHRIS BABEOUF July 26, 2012, 11:46 a.m.    

You should get out more. The continuing Capitalist crisis is reinvigorating left parties right across Europe. The comments here, as normal do, not associate what is happening in Ukraine with what is happening in the rest of the world. For the jerks everything has its roots either solely in Ukraine or its some Russian conspiracy.

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