Category: russia

“At the Poles of the Earth” postcards from the…

“At the Poles of the Earth” postcards from the Soviet Union, illustrated by Valentin Viktorov, 1976.

Soviet postcards featuring space art by Andrei…

Soviet postcards featuring space art by Andrei Sokolov, 1963-1980.

The USSR’s Sputnik 3 satellite takes fli…

The USSR’s Sputnik 3 satellite takes flight in 1958. Illustration by Valentin Viktorov.

1965 Soviet postcard with space art by Andrei …

1965 Soviet postcard with space art by Andrei Sokolov.

Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova in training. (v…

Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova in training. (via)

TODAY IN HISTORY: On April 12, 1961, the Sovie…

TODAY IN HISTORY: On April 12, 1961, the Soviet Union took an early lead in the Space Race as cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to voyage into outer space.

Happy Cosmonautics Day! On April 12, 1961, Yur…

Happy Cosmonautics Day! On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space. (Poster art by Valentin Viktorov.)

Gas mask testing in the Soviet Union, 1927.

Gas mask testing in the Soviet Union, 1927.

(Geheugen van Nederland)

Skiing into the future on the cover of Tekhnik…

Skiing into the future on the cover of Tekhnika Molodezhi, August 1968. Art by Robert Avotin.

Soviet polar bears.

Soviet polar bears.