Faaaascinating. I never even considered that the Soviet Union would have an equivalent to the old arcade that used to be at my hometown's shopping mall, the Play Palace. Some folks at Moscow State Technical University are trying to find and restore these Soviet arcade games. One of them they don't even know what the hell it is. Check out the whole deal at Wired. Don't miss the gallery.
Doesn't this make you want to see a Soviet version of Starcade? If that hasn't already been a comedy skit, it should be.