A guy on a plane in a 1979 Russian movie is reading a news magazine that has the headline “Tax Revolt!” on the cover. So who would be reading a magazine like that? A good guy or a bad guy?
This is a science fiction movie based on a Stanislaw Lem novel. The U.S. seems to be the setting for this part of the film.
The movie came out around the time of the Howard Jarvis tax revolt in California. I don’t know what the Russian and Polish news media said about it, if anything. Here in the U.S. the governing class went into eternal conniptions over it.