Soviet Sinclairs & Eastern Bloc Micros – The Home Computer Revolution in the USSR

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● Description
The Soviet Union, it's neighbours and friends, and Communist Russia has a fascinating computer history which is largely unreported in the West. I'd like to explore a facet of that history today in the Sinclair ZX Spectrum clones and the impact they had.

● Links
Home Computer Museum - HomeComputer.de

Crash Nicker: https://youtu.be/tCfTSuWvA0Y
Mortal Kombat - https://youtu.be/tCfTSuWvA0Y
Black Raven - https://youtu.be/WLArn1h8BsQ

ZXSpectrumGames4: https://www.youtube.com/user/zxspectr...
UFO Enemy Unknown - https://youtu.be/TFsdY6pRQdc

RZX Archive: https://www.youtube.com/user/rzxarchive
Dizzy Return to Russia - https://youtu.be/Euzt8szvo8k

● Music
(Intro)
Reception (edited by RMC) - William Rosati
Winston Churchills Iron Curtain Speech
Khrushchev Speech on Colonialism
Ronald Reagan "Tear down this Wall"

MouthBreather - Geoff Driver
Lloyd Dobler - Geoff Driver
Monster Squad - Geoff Driver
From Russia With Love - Huma-Huma
Some Other Place - South London HiFi
Connection - Wayne Jones
RetroManCave 8Bit in the USSR - Geoff Driver
Steering Wheel - LANDR
Weirder Stuff - Geoff Driver

● Additional Reading
Soviet Computer Technology: The History of the rise and Oblivion: http://csef.ru/en/nauka-i-obshchestvo...

Pentagon (modern revision) - http://pentagon.nedopc.com/info.htm

Historic Review on the ES Computer Family: http://www.computer-museum.ru/english...

Scorpian 256 example: http://hermitlair.ucoz.com/publ/14-1-...

Examples of ZX Spectrum Clones: http://www.nightfallcrew.com/11/06/20...

Pentagon 128 example: http://www.interface1.net/zx/clones/p...

A look inside the secret world of Soviet PC’s: https://www.eteknix.com/look-secret-w...