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Common guys, let's not blame the Yugo on the Russians. That car was originally an Italian Fiat128. Just like the Fiat 124 sedan and the larger 125, Fiat dumped the molds on the Communists and made a lot of money. As bad as those cars were, they were way better than anything they had.
But they didn't give them the engines
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Yeah they invested a lot in basic science after WWII. They probably had their share of German rocket scientists, like the US.
I recall a comedic line from yesteryear that our German rocket scientists were better than their German rocket scientists.
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I recall a comedic line from yesteryear that our German rocket scientists were better than their German rocket scientists.
Maybe not as much of a joke as it was meant to be.

The "smart ones" saw the handwriting on the wall and got out of Nazi Germany before it fell...

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It might be worse. A vast network of central planners & Party apparatchiks has been replaced by a vast network of kleptocrats & oligarchs.
Why does history keep repeating itself don't these dictators know that the people have all the power? Russia will fall and democracy is resilient, the people need to constantly fight for it.

These are just my opinions.
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Why does history keep repeating itself don't these dictators know that the people have all the power?
Everywhere but N. Korea it seems....

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Why does history keep repeating itself don't these dictators know that the people have all the power? Russia will fall and democracy is resilient, the people need to constantly fight for it.
I don't see that happening anytime soon, until Putin is gone from this planet. Not only does he keep changing Russian laws to allow him to get "re-elected", he quickly and quietly has his FSB (former KGB) stifle (by death) any opposition. Russian bribery to get anything done in the country is at an all-time high. And there is no word of dissent found in media nor online that trickles through

our country may have it's own flaws yet that is the country that a certain US-born traitor hides in

all that while a certain Scandanavian is holed up in an Embassy pushing out confidential US secrets, yet his site documents nothing coming out of Moscow
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Our country may have it's own flaws yet that is the country that a certain US-born traitor hides in.
That all depends on your point of view and how the story has been framed. In some circles, he's a hero.

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All that while a certain Scandanavian is holed up in an Embassy pushing out confidential US secrets, yet his site documents nothing coming out of Moscow
No question, that guy is pure pond scum. And I suspect it's self-preservation that keeps him quiet about the Ruskies, referring to your first paragraph.
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