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The doomed voyage of Pepsi's Soviet navy

24 mins | Dec 8, 2021
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How did the communist dream end rusting in the scrapyard? The Pepsi navy is often portrayed as an embarrassment for the USSR, but it's far from it. Its story originates from the brief moment right before the Soviet collapse, when the submarines became a way for the Soviets and Western corporations to establish new, post-communist prosperity. In this fascinating piece, Paul Musgrave examines how the Pepsi navy forms part of the narrative of the inevitable Soviet collapse, separating fact from historical fiction as he pinpoints the reasons behind Russia's failure and China's success.

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