A recent poll
conducted by Kyiv International Institute of Sociology shows support
for communists at 10 percent. If that translates into votes, the
Communist Party could add to their 26-seat faction in the
450-seat legislature after the votes are counted in the Oct. 28
The party is also
more visible, recently launching an advertising campaign that
recycles some of their Soviet-era slogans about social justice and
the vices of capitalism.
However, the populist
rhetoric shows the wide gap between the communists’ public
statements and their private lifestyles.