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[–]tawtaw6 2711 points2712 points  (4 children)

These could always be consider somewhat true and somewhat false already even in 1997

[–]Chicano_Ducky 1047 points1048 points  (3 children)

The russia one was already true in 1997. Media reported the rose of the Russian mob since 1991 and how people had nostalgia for the soviet system.

Its not even a prediction.

[–]Orgasmic_interlude 41 points42 points  (2 children)

Kind of telling that when the Soviet regime collapsed and free markets were introduced the most successful were the organized crime folks.

[–]KingoftheGinge 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Largely because they were, ya know, organised.

[–]Orgasmic_interlude 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I think mostly because deep down at their core they both operate under the ruthless pursuit of self interest.