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Nixies were made in Ukraine until May 1992 (that's the latest datecode I have ever seen). They made it for so long because: a) the planned economy did not change anything that was functional and well established b) the Soviet LED-Technology was many years behind western technology (as almost any technology was) c) production cost was not an issue (they had to have 100% employment rate) d) in the 80ies and early 90ies their economy was so much run down that they were widely unable to get new things started

however, VFDs were also widely used in the USSR and there were more manufacturers making these. (talk) 15:40, 24 April 2013 (UTC)