I struggled briefly with how to phrase that line you quoted and decided to I'd be coarse. I think there's truth to the claim that the Soviets went literally from like two generations or so from serfdom to the moon. I'd actually like some book recommendations about how the Soviets modernized so quickly
And I'm not full on Maoist or anything. Again I like consumer goods. I just went from maybe ambivalent or moderate economically to further left.