It most likely would if such a system had been adopted OTL without the evolution of values and practices I hoped to sketch. Something like that probably did happen a lot in the early USSR--though I would bet plenty of instances of the Party putting the brakes on it could be cited. Much of this kind of thing was probably censored largely from the record. But is it inconceivable to you that a moral evolution could take place, especially with the USSR influenced by the UASR, to enable this sort of organization all through the USSR with that sort of tyranny of the majority becoming rarer and eventually almost completely abolished? That in the context of improving quality of life, a frank and open democracy would operate to deter such excesses, take measures to correct them when they happen, and eventually such bedlam in such circumstances is almost completely unheard of, and every incident that strays in this direction brings intervention and attempts at correction in its wake? The premise of the TL is that forms of Communism can be made to work, and surely anyone who is aware of the vision of the future Marxists pursued would expect that Communists in a functional version of it would deplore ethnic bigotry and condemn rash and disproportionate actions among members of a socialist society? If one rejects the premise, of course none of the institutions of any of the Comintern societies presented here would work as advertised; one would have to presume that stories such as the one starting this exchange, about the Kadet campaigning but facing much hostility, were cleaned up propaganda or even outright fabrications, I suppose.