Even the old Hollywood noticed:
"A Russian! I love Russians! Comrade. I've been fascinated by your Five-Year Plan for the last fifteen years." /Ninotchka
A true story from an old economics book of mine:
During one of Stalin’s five-year plans, a factory manager was told he must double (by weight) the amount of nails that he produced.
The manager realized he could only accomplish this by producing really big nails. So that’s what he did. He met his goal, and got a medal.
No matter that no one needed such large nails. They just sat in the factory lot and rusted.
Onward the Revolution!