109 They were not controlled by the general party membership, as the key principle of the party organization was democratic centralism, demanding strict subordination to higher bodies, and elections went uncontested, endorsing the candidates proposed from above. (in Russian) Voted Unanimously for the Union. 34 After the economic policy of " War communism " during the Russian Civil War, as a prelude to fully developing socialism in the country, the Soviet government permitted some private enterprise to coexist alongside nationalized industry in the 1920s and total food requisition. The ethnicity of a person was chosen at the age of sixteen by the child's parents. As Lenin later noted, "Either the lice will defeat socialism, or socialism will defeat the lice". The Central Committee in turn voted for a Politburo (called the Presidium between 19521966 Secretariat and the General Secretary (First Secretary from 1953 to 1966 the de facto highest office in the Soviet Union. 18 The committee was created by Jimmy Wales on 4 December 2003 as an extension of the decision-making power he had formerly held as owner of the site. Since then, the Russian Federation has assumed the Soviet Union's rights and obligations.