USSR

futurism, retro, Science 13 weird Soviet robots

15.11.2013 14:14    ,

Робот Орион. Фото: А. Соломонов/РИА Новости
All photos: RIA Novosti.

In the Soviet Union, robots were an important part of ideology. In the bright future of communism it would have been their duty to work hard while Soviet people were to take advantage of self-development and prepare the colonization of Mars. In every Young Pioneers Palace and House of Young Technicians schoolchildren were creating their own, very exotic at times, robots. Grown-up engineers were also not falling behind. metkere.com presents 13 weird Soviet robots – from the secretary with the tray to synthesizing diamonds moustache robot.

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ephemera, marketing, retro Elite store for the Soviet diplomats

10.10.2011 12:12   

Ассортимент Березки

Source: valaamov-osel.

The catalogue and price-list of the Soviet currency stores called Beryozka. This catalogue was published in 1983.

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ephemera, marketing, retro Soviet Plastic Bag from Expo 67

29.10.2010 20:00    ,

sovietbagad
Photo by emma_brown.

This amazing artifact came from the Soviet pavilion at Expo 67. Comrades, drink Stolichnaya vodka and do not forget about fruit compote!

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infographics, marketing, retro Soviet brochure from Expo 58

15.09.2010 16:28    ,

ussr-expo-58-01
Scans via jericl cat.

What a stunning brochure of the Soviet pavilion at Expo 58! Remarkable illustrations, good-looking map and scheme, the lovely promo-girl in a bikini advertises leisure in the Soviet Union – what more can you ask for.

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futurism, retro, transport Soviet era futurism

08.06.2008 22:58    , ,

Soviet Era Futurism

This illustration of the atomic hover express appears in the Soviet I want to know everything! almanac published in 1969.

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