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U.S. Senator Thinks Russia Is Under Communist Rule

Senator Chuck Grassley (Iowa-R) applauded U.S. ambassador Susan Rice’s strong statement about “Soviet Russia” and “Red China” Saturday afternoon. Only Rice didn’t say anything about “Soviet Russia” and “Red China.”

Since Russia hasn’t been Communist since 1991, we’ve recapped about 20 years of history for Grassley to catch him up on what he’s missed.

The Fall of the Berlin Wall.

Boris Yeltsin on top of the tanks in Red Square in 1991.

Vadimir Putin elected as Russia’s second President.

Dmitry Medvedev elected Russia’s third President.

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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