Soviet Union, where'd it go wrong??? Hi all, a few days ago i was thinking about how China is Communist state and i wondered how long it may take for China to become democratic, then i remeabered how Russia used to be a Communist state and eventually became democratic. I tried to think of how and why Russia became a democracy but i relised i knew very little history about Russia during this transformation. I was wondering if anyone could tell if there was some sort of event or factor that caused Russia to become a democracy and id also like to hear your opinions about Chinas communism and how long you think it may last for. Thanks in advance for any replies .