"Chernobyl" on HBO is some of the best TV I've ever seen - but what does this have to do with 1:43?
As someone who worked in the nuclear power industry, and who has several dozen Soviet-era toy and model cars, I was glued to this one. I learned a lot from the series, a lot more than I ever knew from reading about it back in the day. The series was expertly crafted and made just non-technical enough for the lay viewer. Filmed in Moscow, Ukraine, and elsewhere, the settings (and effects) seemed all too real. My wife, not a techy by any means, was immersed with me.Back when there was still a USSR, I acquired a lot of 1:43 diecasts from Russia and Eastern Europe. I still have several dozen cars and trucks. Car-wise, I couldn't find any faults in the HBO production. All the Ladas, Moskvitches, Volgas, Zaporozhecs, RAF and UAZ vans, fire trucks, Kamaz, MAZ, and ZIL trucks - even the DZ-117 bulldozers - looked like 1:43 models I have or once had. And all were appropriate to the last years of the USSR. IMCDB will have a fun time with this one.I have a bunch more, just haven't got pics of them yet.