Convergence Theory

A some time ago there was something called convergence theory, the idea that the Soviet Russian  system and the US system would both converge into two freedom-loving humanistic social systems. 

Both states have parliamentary government under presidential direction constrained by law overseen by courts.
The American Congress

The Russian Duma

It turns out that the first part of that theory is valid: just not the freedom-loving humanistic part.

What happened???

This happened:


And this happened:

But much more important, this happened: 




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