b: And I remember reading about a Russian miner, who hadn't been
: paid in a long time, selling his potatoes and making more
: money than what he used to make as a miner.
Qx: Well, borg if you had read a bit more material on the subject you may have noticed that Russian miners haven't been paid in a long time. If you don't get paid at one line of work you might just make more money at anpother line of work. But of course, you should keep in mind that some jobs are more enjoyable than others.
b: The article went on to say there were more potato farmers
: in Russia than any other country in the world.
Qx: I'd like to see that article. There might be some glaring ommissions worth mentioning. Like the overall state of Russian workers today. Also, it's interesting how you haven't mentioned the capitalists who have ruined Russia. Keep in mind that this happened with some American help and those Americans don't care about the average Russian toiling away just to keep a roof over their heads.
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The flames could get bigger.