MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday he still liked communist and socialist ideas.
"I liked very much, and I still like, communist and socialist ideas," Putin said in a statement.
"I cannot say I was a perfect communist, but I nevertheless treated it very carefully," Putin added.
Soviet Union was a country that existed between 1922 and 1991. It was succeeded by Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
Last week, Putin said Soviet revolutionary Vladimir Lenin and his flow of thought were to blame for the collapse for the Soviet Union.