In what is seen widely as an irony, the Russian news site and former official mouthpiece of the Communist Soviet Union, Pravda, in a scathing attack on Obama and "illiterate" Americans who reelected him, calls Obama a Communist.
In the acerbic opinion column entitled "Obama's Soviet Mistake,"
Pravda attacks Obama, labeling him a "Communist without question" and accuses him of "promoting the Communist Manifesto without calling it so." According to the author of the opinion column, Xavier Lerma, Obama's "cult of personality" exerts the same mesmerizing influence on "illiterate" Americans as Lenin and Stalin on "fools" who still praise the Communist leaders in Russia. Lerma writes with involved vitriol: “Obama’s fools and Stalin’s fools share the same drink of illusion.”