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The Arcade Blogger Interviewed Curator of The Museum of Soviet Arcade Games, Daria Zvereva


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Enlightening and fun read from The Arcade Blogger:

Perhaps most fascinating, was Daria’s explanation of how these machines came to be:

The main producers of Soviet arcade machines were military factories, because they had funds and the skills to produce them, usually using leftover parts from real weapons, electronics and redundant pieces of industrial equipment. The view of the Government at the time was that the machines were very expensive: the cost of one arcade machine nearly equalled the cost of half of a Soviet car. The State decided not to create companies and factories specializing in the manufacture of arcade games. Therefore, mass production of arcade machines in the Soviet Union was never really established.

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