A single channel video about Romantic heroism. 'As if it was (true)' consists of five fragments. The first fragment is a metaphor and an approach to explain the macroeconomic system of the society in both Eastern and Western Finland in the 1970s. The next four parts operate in the microeconomic field. The spoken text consists of a dialogue between a man and a woman. The woman speaks Finnish, the man repeats the text in Russian.