So do I get an “A” then, Prof? If so, you never did make them easy to earn.
Ron Collins

But I forgot to add: The dacha system was almost never mentioned in communist dialogue because from the very beginning it was an embarrassing admission by the communists that communism was a failure. Dachas were effectively private land ownership. That was completely the opposite of everything that the USSR was supposed to stand for. That the communists not only allowed dachas, but universalised the dacha system, was their embarrassing admission that only private enterprise would prevent famine and that people would only work for themselves and their families and not for the collective or the state.

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