Category: ussr

Soviet space art by Andrei Sokolov, published 1972.

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

Gas mask testing in the Soviet Union, 1927.

(Geheugen van Nederland)

Space Age matchbox labels from the Soviet Union.

The Soviet spaceport of the future, illustrated by Andrei Sokolov on a 1965 postcard.

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

TODAY IN HISTORY: The surface of Venus, imaged by the USSR’s Venera 14 probe on March 5, 1982.

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

Inside the USSR Pavilion at the Expo 67 world’s fair in Montreal, Canada.

(Library and Archives Canada)

A cosmonaut waves from a Soviet matchbox label celebrating the 50th anniversary of the October Revolution.