Ok so almost everyone here hates these things. Almost always they are called "bootlegs" or "grey" area Cds. My question is...does Russia not have ANY lables at all? I am sure there is a Russian EMI. I think they even have a studio there. The reason I ask is......I have kinda givin up on seeing The BEATLES CDS updated in my life time or more. I own all the EMI Cds, The BOX set from last year and still have my complete (all on orignal labels) RECORD collection. I still go out and get the reissues and new releases from ex Beatles etc etc etc..I am a good music buying zombie. I do as I am told. I started getting these russian issued mini Lps style cds from Ebay. Can I just say the packaging is beautiful. MMT comes with the booketlet, SPLHCB comes with all the incerts and the white album is the same. The CDS are the black ones and have the labels that the orignal album came with. They even have small grooves on the non playing sides and the number of songs match the number of song grooves. The attention to detail just blows me away. The sound is on par with the UK/US cds which I am assuming they got it from. All of these come with a small copyright to EMI on them. That is what throws me. Not every Cd from there can be Boots..or are they? So are these "grey" Cds? I would really like to know which Russian Cds are NOT boots. I know they were late in having CDS but they have to be up to speed now. Does anyone ever buy direct from russia? I would love to know what bands are on what labels over there. PS If only we could have this kind of detail.