Do you remember the Cold War, when NATO and the Free West stood against the Red Communists? One of the things we didn't like about the Soviet system was its forced "equality," where profiteering capitalists were disallowed, in the name of "wage equality."
That was replaced by an all-powerful central state, which doled everything out equitably. Except that it didn't.
In today's Russia there's a 13% flat tax, in America the tax rate tops out at 39%.
So who's redder? America, or Russia?
You be the judge,