Category: soviet union

Soviet scifi film, Aelita, 1924.

Soviet scifi film, Aelita, 1924.

Victor Blinov. 

Victor Blinov. 

Andrew Bawidamann.

Andrew Bawidamann.

Something to notice in this Soviet future illu…

Something to notice in this Soviet future illustration:in the background, there’s the Palace of the Soviets. Though it never went into construction because of the start of World War II (and after the war was permanently delayed), it would have been the tallest, widest building in the entire world, topped with a statue of Lenin that would be taller that the Statue of Liberty. 

Unfortunately, the only part of the Palace of the Soviets that was ever actually built was the underground subway station intended to serve it, which still exists today at the center of the Moscow transit system. The Palace of the Soviets station was renamed Kropotkinskaya. 

Soviet science fiction film, “First Spaceship …

Soviet science fiction film, “First Spaceship on Venus” (1959).

The cosmostrator is my favorite rocket design of all time.

Soviet science magazines detailing turning the…

Soviet science magazines detailing turning the Sahara green. 

“Robots!” (1967). A Soviet magazine.

“Robots!” (1967). A Soviet magazine.

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Электро́ника МК-90, a portable Soviet computer/calculator….

Электро́ника МК-90, a portable Soviet computer/calculator. There were numerous games made for it.