Hobbyists stumbled across this message while examining the scribe lane on a Digital CVAX microprocessor used in the MicroVAX 3000 and 6200 series computers. Chip designer Bob Supnik tells us that the text is Cyrillic using Russian words for the phrase: "VAX - when you care enough to steal the very best " Apparently this quotation was gleaned from a sign on a purloined VAX 780 used by the Soviet military and was intended to send a special message to Russian chip designers determined to reverse engineer Digital's designs. Specifically, the MicroVAX-2, the immediate predecessor to the CVAX, was one of the most widely cloned western computer in the USSR. (original link http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/creatures/pages/russians.html )