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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 parliamentary election.

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.

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