I know I'm going to open a can of worms here, but the way I see it, it doesn't matter which mic is better, or where they are made; Oktava is a russian company that makes russian mics. Anyone making mics and putting the Oktava logo on them is clearly in the wrong.
I don't mind a company reverse-engineering something, making a few changes and re-releasing it as a new product- hell, that's why home reccers can afford gear that's only a few (technological/sonic) years behind the top-level studios.
How would you feel if someone was using your brand name on their product?
This whole scandal has tarnished the name Oktava, and even now, a few years down the track, there's still doubt in the Oktava brand. They're not the best mics in the world, but they do the job. However, when you say "Oktava", people don't think "Studio Microphone", they think "Fake mics".
bad name- average site...
I spend my days getting paid to push around air.
That fact is both amazing and depressing.