With the fall of the Soviet Union, the communists are eating humble pie.
Humble pie is a derivation
of umble pie and refers to the intestines of an animal especially when
used for food. The original umbles were the innards of the
deer: the liver, heart, entrails and other second-class bits. It was common
practice in medieval times to serve a pie made of these parts of the animal
to the servants and others that would be sitting at the lower tables in
the lord's hall.
To eat humble pie is to accept your position at the lower table.