So I got a bunch of surplus components, there are a lot of soviet semiconductors, resistors, caps etc. Ccan anyone point me in the right direction of testing if the caps are good, for large ones I use my multimeter's ohmmeter and see if they charge, but the smaller values don't even create a flicker. Is there any way to test these?
I would recommend picking up a cheap capacitance meter or LCR meter.
There are several available on ebay for about $20. Not only will you know that the cap is good, it will tell you the exact value.