The Russians were reminded of how the USSR bypassed the ban on the supply of imported computers

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The Russians were reminded of how the USSR bypassed the ban on the supply of imported computers

Experts told five stories about the supply of Western PCs to the Soviet Union. All these are stories of real people.

The ban could be circumvented in various ways. For example, software scientists went to work on the original IBM System / 360 at night. For this, a business trip was specially made out.

And Vladimir Vorobyov said that the CDC Cyber 170 was officially brought to Soviet institutions. Only CoCom blocked some of their functions, and the Americans checked them after a certain time.

Soviet specialists also had access to such computer models as ICL, ZX Spectrum, Vax 11/780.

The full text of the material and the rest of the stories are in the source.

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