Re: There is 'Truth', 'Lies', and ROFL
No Russian outside other than the members of the Communist Party
Who told you that the members believed it? As the great Russian comedian Zadornov(*) used to say in one of his stand up routines (apologies for the not particularly great translation):
We had slogans everywhere. With all kinds of drivel. It pissed people off. Actually, it pissed off only stupid people. The smart ones knew how to read then. Here, take a slogan: "The Party -- the consciousness and soul of our people". How does a stupid person read it: "The Party DASH the consciousness and soul of our people". How does a smart person read it: "The Party MINUS conscioussness and soul of our people".
(*)Unfortunately no longer with us as of the beginning of this month