“…Up for Bids: Classic Soviet Space Propaganda Posters…”

“…Science and communism are inseparable!

That is the basic message of this amazing collection of Soviet space propaganda posters that will be auctioned off on Apr. 22.

Featuring Yuri Gagarin and Gherman Titov, the first and second humans to reach space, along with Krushchev, and of course Lenin –

– these posters glorify the the Soviet Union’s technological prowess and importance in the world – and in the universe.

Many of the posters focus on the role the workers played in the space race – and the ordinary citizen’s duty to feel immensely proud of Mother Russia’s accomplishments.

The posters have messages such as “Comrades! Soviet Land Has From Now On Become the Shore of the Universe!”-

– or “The Tenth Planet Symbolizes the Victory of Communism!” –

– and “Be Proud, Soviet, You Opened a Path from the Earth to the Stars!”

One of my favorites is “Lenin Is With Us, Immortal and Majestic, the Thoughts, Words and Deeds of Ilyich Are Propagating Through the Universe.”..”


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