We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
ROTFLMAO! Russians are usually good for about 2-3 Potemkin-like examples of their home-grown "High Tech" planes, using them for display at international air shows!
When the rubber hits the road on real operational production models though, they SUCK! All that shiny titanium in the display models, turned to much heavier stainless steel and the fancy electronics disappeared, since the Russians are incapable of mass production of electronic equipment!
Another example: their vaunted later model T-version tanks, mainstay of their Cold War ferocity, looked nasty on display, but required a monkey wrench to effectively steer and had a turret gun auto-loader that regularly endangered the gonads of the gunner, often plucking them instead of a cartridge!