Volna (’Wave’) radio receiver manufactured by Alexandrov Radio Plant in Leningrad in 1951 (via thngs)
Member of the Soviet workers’ militia in front of the poster which reads, “Beat the fascist scum!
From Moscow With Love, 1952.
After I had visited Chernobyl, I came to the conclusion that the accident was the inevitable apotheosis of the economic system which had been developed in the USSR over many decades. Neglect by the scientific management and the designers was everywhere with no attention being paid to the condition of instruments or of equipment… When one considers the chain of events leading up to the Chernobyl accident, why one person behaved in such a way and why another person behaved in another, it is impossible to find a single culprit, a single initiator of events, because it was like a closed circle.
NKVD agents deployed to Uzbekistan to combat the Basmachi, c 1928. The commander on the left is armed with a Tommy Gun.
Soviet infantry view the Graf Zeppelin.
“Drunkenness Will Not Be Tolerated!” ca. 1977
So where are you going to get a workforce?