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Probably Not. (This is a snippet from my longer answer to Was the Pepsico company command the 6th biggest military in the world for a brief time? which was closed. It wasn't.) What's clear is the Soviets offered to sell old navy ships to Pepsi. But there's little evidence that the deal went through before the Soviet Union collapsed. Searching for the source ...


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It is indeed the first registered vaccine. But the registration process in Russia is different than in other countries (say, USA). They basically skipped the third stage: testing the vaccine on a large number of humans. So the vaccination which is happening in Russia can be viewed as the third phase of testing. Thus even though it was registered first, it ...


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Is true. The Vlasov army, for example, had thousands of people, all (including the General Vlasov) former Soviet soldiers and officers. The existence of Russian army soldiers and officers who switched sides was well known during the war, so there was no reason to cover that up. What was covered up by the British press was that after the war, the British and ...


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The Soviet government really did trade 17 submarines and three warships for a supply of Pepsi. However, I can't find a source regarding how much Pepsi they received in exchange. The reason for this unusual trade was that Soviet roubles were worthless outside of the USSR, so PepsiCo couldn't receive any money in exchange for their product, and instead settled ...


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This video is a response to a recent investigation by Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK). The investigation itself could be found on youtube and it has a text version at https://palace.navalny.com/. Both initial investigation and video in question come from politically biased sources - FBK is widely known as a political organization in opposition with the ...


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