Meet The Soviet Car That Tried To Put The Fun In SocialFUNism!

Normally, when we think of Soviet cars, we think of boxy, utilitarian cars that people waited years to get. We don't usually think of fun, despite the somewhat ironic way many of us covet these cars now. But that almost all changed, with a little known side effect of Perestroika that included fun cars. Cars like the… » 12/09/13 1:40pm 12/09/13 1:40pm

When the Soviets built an electric tractor

Lenin may have equated Communism with the union of Soviet power and the electrification of the entire country, but surely he didn’t literally mean hooking everything up to the grid. His overeager disciples thought otherwise. Going through 60-year-old trade journals, nuclear physicist Miklós Tallián unearthed a bizarre… » 5/11/11 3:45pm 5/11/11 3:45pm