Category: soviet

Helicopters fly over (and under) the orbital city of the future. Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov, printed on a 1982 postcard.

Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov, printed in Future Life, November 1981.

A future spacecraft surveys an alien world where massive crystals and bacterial mists flourish in the alternating light of two suns. Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov on a 1963 postcard.

Helicopters fly over (and under) the orbital city of the future. Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov, printed on a 1982 postcard.

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

Future cosmonauts on a moon of Mars, illustrated by Robert Avotin (Р.Ж. Авотин) for a Soviet children’s encyclopedia.

TV goes to space on the cover of Tekhnika Molodezhi, July 1954.

Cosmonaut-artist Alexei Leonov.

Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, first woman in space, painted by Amir Nuriahmetovich Mazitov, 1964. She was born on this day in 1927.

“Lighthouse on the planet of yellow crystals.” Soviet sci-fi art by Nikolai Nedbaylo on a 1976 postcard.