When they weren't busy hating freedom and plotting the destruction of sweet, sweet capitalism, the Soviets made some pretty decent hardware, calculators included. Granted, they're all from the same company—Electronika—but what else would you expect from a command economy? There's a few more choice shots after the jump.

Collection of Soviet Era Calculators

Collection of Soviet Era Calculators


There's a total of 72 different calculators in this collection. I wonder if anyone out there has a comparable collection of Texas Instrument calculators so we can compare and contrast 'em. I mean, I know ours are better in every way, but I'd like to see just how much better.

72 Old Soviet Calculators [English Russia via Digg]