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The bulk of direct producers did not own means of production and so were forced to sell their labor power to the real owner of those means of production – a special group called the nomenklatura. The members of this group belonged to a hierarchically organized system for the appropriation and distribution of surplus value. The ruling class of the Soviet Union was therefore a state bourgeoisie. It was an exploiting class that through the possession of state power owned the means of production, the whole of the so-called “national economy.” I n this way the traditional ultra-conservative status quo was re-established and the Russian Empire restored. For several decades, both under Stalin and after his death, the ruling class or state bourgeoisie governed the country through a powerful and ramified bureaucratic apparatus. They relied on the age-old traditions of the Russian Empire and out of inertia continued to make formal and hypocritical use of pseudo-socialist, pseudo-communist, pseudo-left and pseudo-Marxist slogans. Such slogans were a convenient means of masking their real aims and playing on the sincere faith of many people, both inside the country and abroad.
While the USSR did not have all the traits of a fascist country, it did have a great many. There was a cult of personality around it's leader (Stalin means "man of steel"), Ruthless repression of opposing political parties, extreme nationalism, and lastly authoritarianism. All of this points to a nation which is politically fascist.
The Soviet Union was an autocratic state capitalist society with limit socialist influences. Stalin's USSR was not socialist or communist in anyway other than name. The USSR was not communist to begin with it was a state created to implement socialism but in reality it never would have done this Lenin instead created an authoritarian state Stalin only made it more brutal. The USSR was not socialist and certainly not communist.
Stalin's USSR was Communist only in name. It lacked many of the fundamental aspects of a Communist society. Even to say that it was Socialist is wrong, because it also lacked the fundamental aspects of a Socialist transitional state. It more closely resembled a fascist dictatorship. Stalin strayed very far from the path that Lenin was following.