Supporters of the Russian Communist Party hold portraits of Soviet leader Josef Stalin during a procession marking the anniversary of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, on Red Square in Moscow, Russia, November 7, 2020. Photo/REUTERS
The answer is no. Because, after the Soviet Union collapsed, Russia became a presidential republic that adhered to a semi-presidential system.
This means that people have the right to express their aspirations by electing members of the Russian legislature and executive.
Even though communist ideology has died out in Russia, there is still a left-wing communist movement in the country.
Launching the Russia Beyond page, the existence of the communist movement now in Russia does not at all determine government policy.
The death of communism in Russia has become an absolute necessity, without any bargaining.
In accordance with Article 13 of the Russian Constitution passed in 1993, an ideology cannot be made the basis of the state or the obligations of the state.
When the Soviet Union still existed, communism was indeed the ideology and there was the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (KPSS). The party emerged in 1903 and was led directly by Vladimir Lenin.
He is also known as the founder of the Soviet Union. KPSS then collapsed in 1991, along with the collapse of the Soviet Union.