A nation which depends upon others for its new basic scientific knowledge will be slow in its industrial progress and weak in its competitive position in world trade, regardless of its mechanical skill.
by Vannevar Bush, Science the Endless Frontier (Report to the President of USA, 1945)

Soviet Jokes

Lenin showed us how to govern

Stalin showed us how not to govern

Khrushchev showed us that any fool can govern

Brezhnev showed us that not every fool can govern

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What’s the most terrible Odessa curse?

That you live all your life on your salary!

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