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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.