Category: soviet union

The art of Soviet space propaganda, 1969-1982.

Soviet sci-fi art by Nikolai Nedbaylo, printed on a 1976 postcard.

The art of Soviet space propaganda.

A Soviet spaceport on the Moon, painted by Andrei Sokolov (1931-2007). Locals mostly live underground, but many work on the surface under domes fortified with anti-meteor armor.

“Red Giant” by Nikolai Nedbaylo, printed on a Soviet postcard, 1975.

“Sun Circles over Belarus” by Andrei Sokolov (1931-2007)

Fidel Castro and cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova in Cuba, October 1963.

Space Age covers for Soviet science magazine Tekhnika Molodezhi, 1966.

A cat walks near a Soviet-era Buran space shuttle at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, 2016. Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev.

November 17, 1970: The Soviet Union lands Lunokhod 1 on the Moon. It’s the first robotic rover to explore another world. Art by Andrei Sokolov.