"There was more to communism than people realize. We lived very well. I thought everybody did. Our building was all officials and their families - so much fun. We went to weekends in the country, a compound with horses and hunting. All the camps were given out to different ministries according to your status."

Goga Askkenazi, a Kazakh businesswoman and socialite, quoted while living in Milan in 2015, on being part of the ruling elite in Communist Kazakhstan.
Source: THE CUT
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Actually, everyone realizes the Communist elites ruthlessly exploited their positions to enrich themselves and live well at the expense of the plebes.

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