Is this the real reason why Russia deviated temporarily onto the capitalist path in 1991?
(Voice: What about icons; there’s a demand for icons). As for icons, someone has just given a reminder that the peasants are asking for icons. I think that we should not follow the example of the capitalist countries and put vodka and other intoxicants on the market, because, profitable though they are, they will lead us back to capitalism and not forward to communism; but there is no such danger in pomade (laughter).
Lenin, Collected Works, volume 32, p. 426.