Computers You Should Know

Large Electronically Computing Machine

That is the literal translation of “Bolshaya Elektronno-Schetnaya Mashina”, which became known throughout the Soviet Union as the BESM, a series of mainframe computers produced in the 1950s and 1960s.
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Khrushchev’s Nuclear-Powered Tupolev – Commie Radiation from Above!

Did the mysterious exploding atomic toaster in space give you the willies (and make you look cross-wise at your nearest lemur)? Well grab your lead vest and a dosimeter – the damn Commies put a nuclear reactor into a Tupolev bomber back in the swinging ’60s! Turn out the lights and put a flashlight under your monitor’s chin and read on for this chilling tale of Cold War insanity.

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