My Russian Reminiscing…

Soyuz space rocket

The picture above talks to me! It is impressive and it immortalizes time suspended. It brings my younger years back into focus and that sometimes is important. That photo above says power, power and more power. The power to reach the stars…

I know that Americas Saturn V is the most powerful and the most wonderful and the most fantastic, but all that fades quickly and becomes irresolute in the background as time marches on.  How we allowed ourselves in America to send the space program to the dust bin, is beyond me…

So when I look at a photo like that one above of a Russian Soyuz-ST and I read a great propaganda article, talking about how cool it is and how powerful it is, as it lifted off the launchpad yesterday from the Kourou spaceport in the French Guiana…

My memories were stirred and I looked at awe, as I watched several videos and looked at several photos…

That photo above really caught my eye and my soul, as I became saddened at the thought that America has a bunch to do to reclaim her past glories. I am not sure that it can be done and we do not have the money anymore…

So no matter how bad-ass our rocket was! It don’t fly no more and that means, that don’t fly no more either…

That is the big issue, isn’t it?

datsun

Next photo above is another interesting situation for me. It should be for you and most likely will be if you are old enough…

The Datsun, a car that has been revived in Russia. A older plant and a new car with an old name. AVTOVAZ of Russia has begun rolling a Datsun off the assembly lines, the same lines that turn out the time proven LADA…

So again I have been taken to the past. I owned several Datsun’s and they were tough, rough and built like a sewing machine. They lasted forever and I got every penny back when I sold them. One of them (A Datsun 210!) had way over 300,000 miles on it, before I sold it and it still got me more than what I paid for it new from the showroom floor…

Now I am not saying that these new Datsun’s are as good or better, but I will say that since they were designed for Russia, by the Japanese, then I would have to conclude that they will be one tough little brother to the original Datsun…

hot-cup-of-coffeeIt is interesting living in Russia: The old days are not gone for me here. Everyday I get to glimpse remnants of my past and it is the present and future for Russians.

Lucky devils…

Post by Kyle Keeton
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