“Whoa. The Soviet Union got racial equality right before America?” No, not really, as you likely know. They obviously pretended they did, but they had massive racial problems and, indeed, racist/ethnic policies that led to tens of millions of deaths, most notably in the 1930s. Don’t believe me: Look it up. Start with what Stalin did to Poles and Ukrainians, then the Jews after World War II, then move onto how the Russians were favored above all others, and then, for good to the real attitudes of the Soviet male toward women.