11 Computers From Behind The Iron Curtain
In the 1950s, the Soviet computer industry’s future seemed bright with the MESM. But by the ’80s, they were more content to simply clone their Western counterparts. Oobject brings us this collection of 11 incredible Soviet-made number crunchers.
Once you’ve had your fill of these, check out some Soviet satellites, 10 more Soviet ripoffs, and these marvellous mechanical calculators.
1950: MESM, The first universally programmable computer in continental Europe
1950s-1960s: BESM Mainframe
1959: Ural 1 Mainframe
1974: MERA 300 Polish Mini Computer
1983: AGAT, Apple II Clone
1985: Elektronika BK Home Computer
1987: UKNC School Computer
1987: Vector-06C Home Computer
1988: East German Robotron RVS K 1840
1991: Dubna 48k, Sinclair Spectrum Clone