21st December 2012 @ 01:19pm


IMG_001011 on Flickr.

Art in countryside

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#soviet #russia #future home
4th December 2012 @ 10:07am



“Your Name? Robot,” Soviet children’s book, 1979, cover (via A Journey Round My Skull)

25th November 2012 @ 11:18am


“Love the city. Take care of its beauty”

#design #mural #soviet #ussr #ukraine #propaganda #urbanism
14th November 2012 @ 03:28pm


Руското посолство в Хавана.

Макар да е построена през 80-те години на миналия век, все още се спори дали тази сграда прилича повече на забит в земята меч или на спринцовка.

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#cuba #soviet #i only saw this building from afar and it was my greatest Cuba Regret
30th April 2012 @ 07:39pm


The Soviet Embassy in Havana, Cuba. By architect Alexander Rochegov. Built in 1985.

#soviet #cuba #havana #rochegov #architecture #places to visit
29th April 2012 @ 10:17am



Superhero Style Statue of Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin

It’s very Atompunk and Futuristic.

(Source: superpunch2, via utopiarchive)

#coolest statue ever #soviet #ussr #Yuri Gagarin
30th March 2012 @ 09:56am

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#soviet #propaganda
29th February 2012 @ 02:39am


ER22 Soviet jet train by Kalininsky carriage-building factory (c.1970s).

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5th December 2011 @ 03:03am

You know what looks like a lot of fun? Dropping Soviet T-80 battle tanks from huge Soviet cargo planes, using both a parachute and retro-rockets to slow them down just before they land safely on Earth.

(Source: Gizmodo)

#ussr #soviet #soviet union
12th October 2011 @ 02:02pm


The Red Army in 1927

(Source: hayir, via zimnoye)

#ussr #soviet union #soviet
28th September 2011 @ 01:14pm


Valentina Tereshkova. A proletariat that worked in a textile factory and parachuted for funsies, this lady was one of the five chosen by the Soviet space program. She joined up with the USSR Air Force and then became a cosmonaut in the 1960s. In 1963, the Soviets decided to send her to space on the Vostok 6. She put the American space program to shame, logging more space hours than any American astronaut had at that time having spent three days (48 orbits) out of the atmosphere. At 26 she became the first and only fucking lady in space for nineteen years. Still alive and kickin’ at 74 in Russia, she has won pretty much all of the honors and has been elected to a bunch of committees.

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#women #ussr #soviet union #soviet
1st September 2011 @ 08:46am


Death to the Bourgeoisie and Their Henchmen. Long live the Red Terror!

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#Soviet #Red Terror #USSR
27th August 2011 @ 09:25am


Soviet troops advance, Stalingrad

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#ww2 #russia #soviet
22nd August 2011 @ 09:36pm
soviet propaganda posters

During the early days of the invasion, as the German advance was making rapid progress, artists and writers gathered in Moscow under the banner of the TASS News Agency to look for a way to boost the rapidly sagging Soviet morale. Their solution was to produce massive posters that vilified the Nazis and lauded the Soviet resistance while commenting on the news of the war effort. Particularly notable for being produced under the totalitarian regime of Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin, their efforts stand out as some of the most striking works of art from World War II.

Discovered in 1997, deep in a storage area in the Art Institute of Chicago, these monumental posters — some up to 10 feet tall — are now on display at that museum. The captions below are translations of the posters’ text.

Above, a poster reads: “Long live our native, invincible Red Army — powerful fortress of the peaceful labor of the people of the USSR, faithful guardian of the achievements of the October Socialist Revolution.”

more posters

#russia #soviet #wwII #propaganda poster
21st August 2011 @ 05:47pm


Yevdokiya Nikolayevna Zavaliy was a seventeen year old nurse during WWII. When she was mistaken for a man on the field, she decided to go along with it, and fought in several battles. Her superiors appointed her as the leader of a reconnaissance squad, and she became a sergeant and was seriously wounded (over the course of the war, she’d be wounded four times). She retained command even after her gender was discovered, and her machine gun platoon continued to participate in heavy fighting on the front lines—the Germans nicknamed her “Frau Black Death.” She died in 2010, a member of four military orders and the recipient of over 40 medals of honor.

(More here: Yevdokiya Zavaliy: the Woman Hero of WWII | English Russia)

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#yevdokiya nikolayevna zavaily #wwii #history #russia #interesting women #soviet