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Jams
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Post Number: 3109
Registered: 10-2003
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Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 12:15 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

And we laughed at the Yugo

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El_rey_de_la_ciudad
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Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 12:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm bilingual but I can't speak russian...
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Crew
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Post Number: 919
Registered: 02-2004
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Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 12:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

In 2 years they will probably be exporting those cars to the The United States.
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Huggybear
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Post Number: 194
Registered: 08-2005
Posted From: 69.212.122.154
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 3:51 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


quote:

In 2 years they will probably be exporting those cars to the The United States.


You've probably never enjoyed the um... quality.. of Russian mass-produced goods, like watches, cameras, and weapons. No danger, not even to the Chinese.
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The_aram
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Post Number: 4789
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 68.41.124.8
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 4:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Huggybear is right. One thing Russia has never been able to realistically pin down is how to make passable consumer goods. This is a historical truth since the beginnings of Russian industrialization. They just can't do it. Which is why, even after 70 years of rapid industrialization under socialism and almost 15 years of attempts to reinvigorate the Russian economy, the majority of consumer goods on Russian shelves are imported.

Though I will disagree slightly with your assessment of Russian cameras. There are some very decent cameras that came out of the Soviet Union.
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Barnesfoto
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Post Number: 1905
Registered: 10-2003
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Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 5:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I was going to mention Kiev Cameras...
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Jams
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Post Number: 3113
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 66.72.149.119
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 7:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sorry for the facetious thread title.

Coming from a different era, I was able to pay my way through my college education, without loans, by working in a steel mill. I just find it sad that it is no longer an option in today's society.

We worry about "immigrants" taking away our entry level jobs, yet we seem to think it is ok to sell off our industrial assets for the sake of the "bottom line".

I know many on this forum seem to look down on "blue collar" jobs, but those jobs were what built this City.
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Jerome81
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Post Number: 969
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 64.142.86.133
Posted on Saturday, April 15, 2006 - 2:51 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

There are a couple decent Russian made guns. Can't think of any off the top of my head. There is a shotgun out there I've heard people like.
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Lowell
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Post Number: 2475
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 66.167.210.27
Posted on Saturday, April 15, 2006 - 3:51 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So their going to build the Sebring in Russia?
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Rberlin
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Post Number: 489
Registered: 06-2005
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Posted on Saturday, April 15, 2006 - 7:05 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Not for sale in the US. Probably not for sale in Western Europe either. We're junking the Sebring anyway, they're moving over to a streched Mitsubishi Lancer based platform.
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Gianni
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Post Number: 224
Registered: 05-2004
Posted From: 69.3.204.228
Posted on Saturday, April 15, 2006 - 9:46 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I've heard the Kalashnikovs are pretty decent.
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Bertz
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Post Number: 546
Registered: 11-2003
Posted From: 68.61.15.89
Posted on Saturday, April 15, 2006 - 11:57 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The Vostok submarine clocks are not too bad either.

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