References to Communist Era (when talking about Russia) are as dated as references to pre-WWII tech. Soviet Union doesn't exist even as a memory anymore.
How old are you?
Your in idiot.
Try a TPM or BIOS-only flashrom.
Now that's some funny shit right there.
You haven't read 1984? The government need the excuse of a permanent war against an unspecified enemy in order to get away with most anything, making it easy to approve tax hikes, keeping operations secret in the name of state security, and keeping the citizens in place. A few decades ago you had the "Communists". Up until recently you had the "Terrorists". In a decade you'll have the "Hackers". Since they do not really exist in any tangible or organized way they can not be beaten and they are no real threat, but they are useful for scaring the population.
ding ding, we have a winnar!
I...... If you ever run into an adult that disagrees with the "the older I get the less I know" quote, walk away fast.
Truer words have never been spoken. (or typed)