Any patriots out there?

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  1. 2F/2F

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    I like that camera, I woundn't mind buying one but I'm unemployed right now.:sad:

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    Careful; It's in Russia, and shipping to the U.S.A. is over $20! Not sure if this setup is really worth $90 shipped.
     
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    now that is colorful
     
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    That's quite a lens cap.
     
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    Wasn't it Samuel Johnson who said "patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel"
     
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    ha! looks like a used zorki 4 and a spray can of paint to me!
     
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    Yep, it is a spray-painted Zorki-4, but what interests me is the FED Industar-61 lens (not original to the camera) mounted to it. Most early I-61 have black focus ring and black aperture ring (the so-called "Panda" version). This one has a silver aperture ring. I have a similar lens and had felt that mine might have been assembled from the parts bin from a mix of I-61 and I-26 components. Now I am not that sure.


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    My aunt was Ukranian. They left their native country many years ago, but her father was an engineer who did some great feat of engineering which earned him the Order of Lenin medal. She gave it to me! So, I don't have the camera, but I do have a genuine Order of Lenin medal!

    PE
     
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    PE:

    I would guess that having a genuine Order of Lenin medal would have created "difficulties" for you if you had had the medal at the height of your time working with NASA and the space program:whistling:
     
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    Matt;

    At that time, I did not even know about the medal. I did not get it until about 40 years later.

    PE
     
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    Stick that puppy to a lens cap and hawk it, for Lenin's sake!
     
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    Bo zhe moi! Well, I also have her collection of Tolstoy and her Russian Bible. The latter keeps me honest enough to prevent what you suggest.

    PE
     
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    Any idea what he did to get such an honour?
     
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    I have no idea what he did. I never even knew of this until many years after his death. I know that in the US he became one of the chief engineers at Clairton Coke Works, which was at the time the largest Coke plant in the USA.

    PE
     
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    Hmm. That monstrosity adds weight to "better dead than red." But it could be dead and red.
     
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    :D

    Reminds me of something. In the Navy, we learned a trick for remembering a fool-proof process for solving algebraic equations:

    Remember, My Education is for Destroying Red Commies (or "Driving Reactors Carefully," officially).

    R.M.E.D.R.C.

    The letters stand for the steps of the process.
     
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    Yes, but like Hooters its "delightfully tacky"
     
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    I think that's the best description. I was trying to think of something to describe how it was beuatiful and hideous at the same time.

    And I never did understand all of the American paranoia over Russia and communism.


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    There is a lot about this place that is hard to understand.

    Though history seems to point to the fact that the U.S.S.R. was even more afraid of the U.S.A. than the other way around.
     
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    Indeed, especially as the buggers would get us before the US.
     
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    Broke; you mean; like us now
     
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    The camera looks like a "mugs eyeful" meant to be sold to tourists, probably Chinese ones.