Not many people know this, but the Soviet Union (the USSR) had a more successful social-economic model than the United States until the early 80s. And according to the Russian historian Andrey Fursov the USA lost the first half of the Cold War.
Later however, as we know, the Soviet ruling elites destroyed their country and the ‘final victory’ was given on a plate to the West. That’s why people either forget or don’t know at all about the real situation in the world back in those days.
Here we have a 7 minute segment of a lecture by the popular historian Andrey Fursov talking to his students about that period of time.
Watch the video with Fursov below (with English captions):
The video is from the ulaghchi Youtube Channel.