This is an interesting documentary about triplets who were given up for adoption and became unwitting research subjects. One was given to a working class family, one to a middle class family, and one to a rich family. They were studied throughout their lives, until one day two of them met on a college campus where they both studied. The research was buried, and the documentary spins it as an embarrassing overreach by scientists, but I think the real reason the research didn't become public is that it conflicts with the blank slate hypothesis, much loved by social engineers.
Ericthonius, or Imposture
Explained of the Improper Use of Force in Natural Philosophy
The poets feign that Vulcan attempted the chastity of Minerva, and impatient of refusal, had recourse to force; the consequence of which was the birth of Ericthonius, whose body from the middle upwards was comely and well-proportioned, but his thighs and legs small, shrank, and deformed, like an eel. Conscious of this defect, he became the inventor of chariots, so as to show the graceful, but conceal the deformed part of his body.
EXPLANATION. - This strange fable seems to carry this meaning. Art is here represented under the person of Vulcan, by reason of the various uses it makes of fire; and nature under the person of Minerva, by reason of the industry, employed in her works. Art, therefore, whenever it offers violence to nature, in order to conquer, subdue, and bend her to its purpose, by tortures and force of all kinds, seldom obtains the end proposed; yet upon great struggle and application, there proceed certain imperfect births, or lame abortive works, specious in appearance, but weak and unstable in use; which are, nevertheless, with great pomp and deceitful appearances, triumphantly carried about, and shown by impostors. A procedure very familiar, and remarkable in chemical productions, and new mechanical inventions; especially when the inventors rather hug their errors than improve upon these, and go on struggling with nature, not courting her.
In the west, Zoshchenko is one of the lesser-known Russian writers, but in his time he was huge. He called himself the "temporary substitute for the proletarian writer." His stories are very short, with short sentences, but they are hilarious. He was brilliant at satirizing Soviet rhetoric; he became so popular that Stalin had to do something; he (Stalin) let him live, but banned him from any further publication.
Here's some that are accessible for free, they haven't gotten many views but they really should.