March 8th, 2018

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An enactment of that famous old joke about a race between the Soviet and the US leader, Khruschev and Eisenhower, with the punch line "Our leader Nikita Khrushchev has captured second place in a world-class field,' Pravda reports, 'while the US president finished a humiliating second to last."

Here’s a Russian article based on an article in the US-based Business Insider (to which it surprisingly provides a link). Both articles talk about the opinion of an American tank crew about the Russian Armata tank. The original American article is mostly about the shortcomings of the tank (the only complimentary bit is that "it seemed like a capable platform", and that "all the crew’s in the hole, so it sounds pretty safe"), while the Russian article makes it sound more like they praised the tank.