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Response to global1 (Original post)

Fri Aug 20, 2021, 07:24 PM

15. Probably more moral than finances.

After all, there's the argument that the arms race didn't actually have any effect, and its primary consequence for the USSR was financial. "This financial drain was utterly meaningless, while this other financial drain was entirely sufficient," even as they overlapped in time.

Check out a novel called the "Zinc Boys." It has the advantage of not being written by outsiders discussing Russia, but by a Russian discussing Russia. The caskets of Russian soldiers returned from Afghanistan were zinc lined.

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