According to an article in the Moscow Times, in a radio interview, Gennady Zyugano, the head of Russia’s Communist Party stated that Jesus Christ was the world’s first communist.
Zyugano even told listeners to compare Jesus’ sermon on the Mount side by side with communism’s moral code, and you will see the obvious similarities.
Certainly, we can see the distinct similarities when we compare Jesus’ admonition in that sermon to love our enemies and to do good to those who hate you (Luke 6:27, Matthew 5:44-45), with Josef Stalin, the brutal communist leader of the Soviet Union who slaughtered over 20 million people during his brutal 29-year reign, (1924-1953).
Stalin sent hundreds of thousands of political prisoners and competitors to gulags in Siberia where they either starved, froze or worked to death, because they didn’t agree with Stalin or communism.
Or the Ukrainian farmers who Stalin drove off their farms and confiscated their crops, resulting in over four million starving to death.
We can compare those actions to Jesus words on the cross, as the Lord watched the Roman guards gambling for Jesus’ robe
“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” (Luke 23:34):