All posts tagged “USSR

Why Soviet Union didn’t make it to Mars

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Ballet and space were considered to be showcases of the Soviet Union. In modern Russia ballet is rarely mentioned but space news regularly make the headlines. Russia and China are negotiating joint projects of Mars and Venus exploration, as Russian Federal Space Agency official declared last year. Not sure if space official is aware, but the USSR had similar plans in early 1960s. Read More

Sergei Korolev, The Chief Designer

Most people have never heard of him during his lifetime. Before his death he was often referred to only as The Chief Designer, because the Soviet leadership feared that the United States would send agents to assassinate him. Engineer and spacecraft designer Sergei Korolev quietly developed the revolutionary rocket technology that we still use today. He is considered by many as the father of practical astronautics. Read More

Soviet print advertisements of 1950s

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Advertisements of various Soviet products – from lemonade and mineral water to alarm clocks and rubber boats – were published on the back pages of some issues of Ogonyok magazine beginning from the middle 1950s. The Soviet marketing always was one of my favorite topics so I’ve scanned 8 ads and now sharing those with readers of metkere.com. Seems as modern designers and copywriters can learn a lot from their Soviet colleagues from the middle of XX century. First page represents tea that ‘has pleasant taste and exquisite flavor’. Read More