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Mig Pilot: The Final Escape of Lt. Belenko

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I was so blown away by this book I had to meet Viktor in person and now count him as a personal friend. The book is factual in every respect and is difficult to put down once started. John Barron is an excellent author and did a first class job of writing Viktor’s story. In addition to an exciting escape story it reveals why the Soviet Union had to collapse of its own ineptitude, deceit, and corruption. It details humorous incidents such as army pilots’ mess-hall riots due to bad food. Mig Pi…

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An amazed Boris Yeltsin doing his unscheduled visit to a Randall’s supermarket in Houston, Texas, 1990. [1024 × 639](r/HistoryPorn)

I was reading a book about the Russian that defected to Japan with a MiG-25 Foxbat. The first time he saw a supermarket in the US he thought it was a CIA deception. He refused to believe it was real until going to several stores on his own accord. He was shocked that they left meat in the open where anyone could steal it. The quantity, variety, quality, and prices did more to validate his disillusionment with communism than any of the other culture shocks he experienced. At one point he accidentally ate cat food and remarked how much better it was than what he could get in the USSR.

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Amazon Price

$109.75

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Book Binding

Paperback

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ABIS_BOOK

Book Author

John Barron

Book Publisher

Avon Books (Mm)

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Mig Pilot: The Final Escape of Lt. Belenko

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An amazed Boris Yeltsin doing his unscheduled visit to a Randall’s supermarket in Houston, Texas, 1990. [1024 × 639]

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