For The Man Who Has Everything

Entrepreneurs in the former Soviet Union are selling military equipment cheap, just in time for those hard-to-fill Christmas lists. Night-vision goggles, worth thousands of dollars, are going for as low as $80, while pressure suits ($15,000), worn by high-flying spy pilots, can be had for $150. The out-of- work military men selling the stuff have discovered a fashion premium in Soviet flight jackets, which are fetching $500. Accessories? Flight helmets with red stars go for $50.


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