can't remember the last time i made a SRS thread.
But it's never sat right with me you can buy "hilarious" t-shirts down camden market or whatever with the hammer & sickle, and how it's been adopted to a certain extent by students etc. When what has come to symbolise* is pretty parallel to the swastika in terms of 20th century history and genocide, horror and the like.
Never fully understood whether it's from a position of pure ignorance, or being an apologist or what.
[*I use 'come to symbolise' because I'm aware of the base-level ideological origins of it - and other, less killy, non-USSR organisations that have also adopted the symbol - but like the swastika, the major connotations are so unavoidable I just don't know how you can excuse it]