To know where this story goes, take a look at Russia. Modern day Russia is a pseudo-democracy. They are pretending that they’ve left behind the trappings of communism and begun moving into a free market and free-political future. It’s all a ruse. A simple lie told to keep the people pacified. Communism is alive and well in Russia, and the one thing that could have allowed freedom and popular rule to flourish — the media — was chained down by the government it should have been decrying.