The fall


In the mid-1970s or so, the Soviet Union plunged into economic stagnation and a state of permanent economic crisis. The crisis was only exacerbated by the reopening of the Armaments Council in an attempt to respond to the policy of the new US President, Ronald Reagan. The inefficiency of the communist system in the economy sphere was becoming more and more noticeable. A fully centralized state was unable to develop on its own, and its technological development depended mainly on theft or copying of Western achievements. The Soviet-era man created in the Stalinist era was deprived of creativity and innovation in exchange for complete subordination to the system, which could be interpreted as a departure from the existing doctrines.