That was the official slogan here, friends... and I am glad that most of you just had not had the opportunity to work with Soviet darkroom equipment. You probably won't believe me, but it was a total crap - the two-reeled bakelite tanks that were opening deliberately when poured, non-loading self loading reels, easels leaking light everywhere, drying presses burning prints to ashes (I used one as a room heater once), enlargers weighing 75 kilograms each and unable to give any acceptable print, etc... the film, developers and paper were crap too, especially the colour ones. So you choose any Soviet piece of equipment, and it is a frustrating junk. What is worse, I have to work with some of it even now, because it's tough to get anything good in Moscow

Zhenya