It is when you realize that US reliance is unreliable and deadly!

On Wednesday, the Vedomosti newspaper reported that a source from the state atomic energy corporation, Rosatom, confirmed it had completed a tender process to keep its computers ticking over. Management is said to have handed the contract to provide software for 87 of its separate subsidiaries to Russian developer MyOffice. The deal, commentators say, is worth 200 million rubles ($2.7 million), although the maximum value of the contract could be far higher. The state agency had reportedly previously explored the prospect of acquiring Microsoft’s programs at a total cost of two billion rubles (nearly $30 million). However, the requirement to secure a license from the US Department of Commerce for the sale of technology to some specific foreign entities was said to have held up the deal.

Source: Bye, bye Bill! Russia’s nuclear officials abandon America’s Microsoft Office software & switch to home-designed tech — reports — RT Russia & Former Soviet Union

I keep asking why? Why did this reliance happen in the first place? How could anyone and anytime think the USA would be trusting?

Then all you have to do is to remember the Gorbachev years and Yeltsin years…

When Russia was sold to the highest bidder by a handful of scum within the Soviet and Russian system…

Long road to getting out of that trap!

WtR

A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is a true Russian Sweet Pea of a girl and she puts up with this bear of a guy and keeps him in line. Thank God for my Sweet Pea and Russia.