Re: Is the Federation a True Democracy? And How Did It Reach That Poin
As the name of the science vessel Tsiolkovsky
was spelled in Cyrillics, one would actually expect the rest of the text in that plaque to follow form. So, no USSR there, but SSSR, which would look roughly like CCCP in Cyrillics.
Given the 80's budget issues, they probably added to it after the fact and couldn't afford the Russian translator for a second day.
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