Made in the USSR

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    civfanatic Retired Moderator

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    Translation of Lyrics:

    The Ukraine and the Crimea, Belarus and Moldova
    That is my country.
    Sakhalin and Kamchatka and Ural mountains
    That is my country.
    Krasnoyarsk Region, Siberia and Volga Region,
    Kazakhstan and the Caucasus, and the Baltic States too


    Chorus:
    I was born in the Soviet Union
    I was made in the USSR
    I was born in the Soviet Union
    I was made in the USSR

    The Ryuriks, the Romanovs, Lenin and Stalin
    They are my country
    Pushkin, Yesinin, Vystotsky, Gagarin
    They are my country
    The ruins of churches and the brand new temples
    Red Square and building the Intercontinental Highway


    Olympic gold, the races, the victories
    This is my country
    Zhukov, Suvorov, combines, torpedos
    This is my country
    The oligarchs and the beggars, the might and the ruin
    The spies and the secret police and the great scientists


    Glinka, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Chaikovsky
    Brudel, Shalyapin, Chagal, Aivazovsky
    Oil and diamonds, gold and gas
    The Navy, the Army, the Air Force, the Marines


    Vodka, caviar, the Hermitage, the rockets
    The most beautiful women on the planet
    Chess, opera, the best ballet
    Just tell me something that we haven’t got!


    Now Europe is trying to form a union
    But in the past our ancestors struggled in battle
    Together we won the World War II
    Together we are the world’s biggest nation
    Dissolve the borders, there’s no need of passports
    Without us you’re nothing, together we’re friends
     
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    Too bad, he'll not die in the USSR.
     
  5. icecoolben

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    nicely put, these kind of poems only serve for below,

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    The Russian President himself admitted, USSR was a country that was internally very weak, with too many domestic woes and economis bottle necks.

    Have to agree though Slavic girls are Hot! ;DD==ev++vil++
     
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    civfanatic Retired Moderator

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    There are many people who would argue with that, though I will not, since I have never been to the USSR and all my knowledge of life there is limited to research and second-hand accounts.

    Instead, I will repeat what a Russian friend of mine once told me: "In the Soviet times, everyone had money, but we didn't have much choice on what to buy. Now, there is a lot that we can buy,
    but no one has the money to buy it."
     
  7. Vladimir79

    Vladimir79 Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

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    I lived 12 years behind the Iron Curtain, 10 years of that in the CCCP including 25 in Russia proper. I was like 12 during the collapse. Until the 90s, life wasn't hard. You were guaranteed a job with universal benefits. My father was mid-manager of a munitions factory which provided a dacha outside the capital and a flat downtown. We had a car and a truck, teles, white appliances and plenty of food. It wasn't until the price of oil went down and the bad grain harvests that life became hard for most people, life didn't become hard for us until my father died and I had to go into the Army. The fundamentals of the economy would have been balanced if so much of GDP wasn't spent on the military and so reliant on oil and harvests. If we did a move like China, CCCP would still exist today.
     
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    Even Beatles were fascinated by the USSR!
     
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