Don't you miss the Soviet Union? I know I do, if only for the music from the spy films of the era.
I had a friend who made it quite big in the music world, and his overwhelming ambition was to do a James Bond film theme. He almost succeeded because (being gay) he opted for Shirley Bassey for the vocals (she had already done 'Goldfinger'), then proceeded to piss her off by getting her to repeat the same, boring little ditty over and over again, as he and his musical partner over-layed dramatic electronic keyboards on each one, until she stormed out of the video shoot, vowing never to come back.
Remember 'History Repeated'? That was theirs. I think he lives in New York now.
(Turns up coat collar and walks off into the dark, rain-soaked street...)