best of the 2 greats.
Russians were apparently satisfied more with the Soviet Union, than the Russian Federation. So I vote Soviet Union.
Russia now has a mixed economy, which is better for business and human beings in general than the communist, totalitarian, egalitarian economy they had in the 80s and before.
Communism killed private businesses and sometimes their owners, shared the wealth among everyone, sent to Siberia those who was against communist regime and who had own opinions, All remaining elite escaped to other democratic counties. Those who stayed, were mainly average workers and landless peasants, and were the biggest beneficiaries from collectivization. The wealth taken from the rich was spent to build the county, but the money started to run out in the late 70s, because they had all "kulaks" exterminated and no alternative plans to source cash existed. The brain drain of young scientists, smart people and entrepreneurs led the soviet union nowhere...