>>>>>>>>>>>>>When the Russians build them they are either very good or deadly to everyone involved.
Russian subs are very tough but they throw safety standards out the window and sometimes they take a dive and never come up.
Thier rocket program was the gold standard but they lost quite a few comsonauts and had some really large explosions.
Just because something is unique doesnt make it useful.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
As for their manned space program they lost much less crewmen comparing to NASA. Not to mention Russian space program was much more expensive. In reality, based on per mission ratio Russian cosmonaut has some 50 times more chance to survive his flight vs US counterpart.
Anyway, overall Russian safety standards are pretty inferior. It starts with a way of driving vehicles and muzzle awareness by teenage students up to operating nuclear subs and supersonic aircraft by trained professionals.
Just for example Germany loosing a couple dozen people annually drowning in rivers and lakes while Russia loosing several thousand who dies this way.
How do you know? Because the lying communist told us?
I respectfully disagree. I would wager there are still at least 3 or 4 manned vehicles in orbit with dead cosmonauts in them. Then there are those who slammed into the ground at terminal velocity (over 500mph. Inexplicably, the sovs preferred land retreival as opposed to water).Coupled with O2 disasters, launch pad explosions and failing to achieve orbit, the Soviets have our NASA dead 3-1.
In 1968, an unmanned vehicle misfired and landed in China. The scientifically primitive chinese were appalled by the use of torsion springs, pulleys and other primitive engineering in the capsule. It is in the Red Army museum somewhere in China..
NASA only had three fatal accidents. Two were shuttles and one Apollo. Of course the shuttles carried more people than Russian spacecraft so the body count would be higher.
Russians seem to have a fatalistic view of life. They do things that are either dangerious or stupid. Like a whole country of drunk rednecks .