I love Russian rocketry - they look so much more sci-fi than ours.
The US goes for the whole "Star Trek" sleeky kind of look.
Russian Rocketry appears to go for the whole "Star Wars" whatever works kind of look.
The shot of the thrust nozzles in the back of that rocket look not-unlike the back of the Rebel Blockade Runner from the opening of Star Wars.
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