Recently I saw this meme on twitter:
The genius who ripped this meme from Reddit also brought up Soviet cars as examples of originality, and that really annoyed me. For you see, one of the hallmarks of the Soviet socialism was flagrant disregard for intellectual property. To this day people of my generation are constantly surprised when they discover what exactly was copied and from what.
Here’s a exhaustive list of very iconic Soviet things and their capitalist counterparts.
I’d actually like to build a more exhaustive list of these, but for now this will do.