Russia had a totalitarian ecomomy while they were part of the Soviet Union.
The Soviet Union was formed on December 28, 1922 with the signing of the Treaty of the Soviet Union by Russia, the Ukraine, Belorussia and the Transcaucasus Federation, a union of the republics of Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.
He ruled through fear and his secret police, who would arrest anyone for any misdemeanor, no matter how small. He also instilled the Great Purge, which got rid of anybody who might challenge his rule, including people from his own political party.
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