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USSR Space Exploration posters

USSR Space Exploration posters

USSR Space Exploration posters

USSR Space Exploration posters

The era of the 60’s – a true flowering of the Soviet Union, the peak power of the Soviet state and the people. The post-war devastation was overcome in record time, but the euphoria and pride of the Great Victory is still felt by every Soviet citizen. The apotheosis of the achievements of the Soviet system was the space program, launch of the first in the history of mankind artificial Earth satellite and the first manned flight into space. Of course, the topic of space and the future development of distant galaxies has become very popular – including the art of visual agitation. Of course, you can call the current collection of posters on space themes “the Soviet propaganda machine product”, but in this particular case it is a rare example of a reflection of real feelings and sentiments of people of an era.
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First Soviet Stamps

Worker, Orange, green, carmine

First Soviet Stamps. Worker, Orange, green, carmine

The history of Soviet Stamps reflected changes in economics, society and culture of the Soviet Union. The First Soviet Stamps signed “Mail of the USSR”, which presented on all the stamps of the Soviet Union, were issued in August 1923. It was a series of four perforated and not perforated commemorative stamps on the opening of the first All-Russian agricultural and handicraft industrial exhibition. Sketches were made by artist G. Pashkov. Thumbnail Plots were as follows: “Reaper”, “The Sower”, “Tractor” and “General view of the exhibition.” Stamps were sold only in large cities. They were withdrawn from circulation 1 December 1923.
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Soviet military awards

Soviet Military Awards

Soviet Military Awards

Soviet Military Awards from Order of Lenin State History Museum. Principally new, radically different from the royal became Soviet premium system. The basis for its creation has prepared one of the first decrees of the Soviet Central Executive Committee and CPC (Council of People’s Commissars) dated 10 November 1917 “On the destruction of estates and civil ranks”, signed by Vladimir Lenin and Yakov Sverdlov. Premium system of the Soviet state did not emerge immediately. It developed gradually, and each new stage of the struggle against the enemies of the country and the building of socialism brought into this new system, complementing it. In the difficult early years of Soviet power red heroes were were given modest rewards – from a personal weapon and red trousers to simply thanks from the commander.
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When the Trees Were Tall

When the Trees Were Tall

When the Trees Were Tall – 1961 Soviet drama film directed by Lev Kulidzhanov. The film was screened at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival

Our old Soviet films have always been some kind of simplicity and ease (probably the best example of this is “I Walk Around Moscow” simple story eventually grew into a masterpiece of cinema), but, nevertheless, they always have something native, some piece of the soul, something one can’t find in foreign films. “When the Trees Were Tall” belongs to such films. And what does the title “When the Trees Were Tall” mean? The main character is recalling her childhood, saying that she remembers that the trees were tall. If the movie is about forgiveness, of redemption of sins, then, perhaps, the time when the trees were big, is the altar of purity and holiness, because little children are pure and innocent …
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Soviet Cult film Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Soviet Cult film Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Soviet Cult film Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears

Soviet Cult film Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears
In February 1980, was released the Soviet cult film by Vladimir Menshov “Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears” – a lyrical story about the lives of three friends provincials who came to conquer the capital. A year later, the American Film Academy has awarded its highest film award – “Oscar”, considering it the best foreign film of the year. “The thing that attracted me – it’s a great move, when Katerina gets an alarm clock and falls asleep crying and wakes up in a few years and wakes up her adult daughter. I even thought at first that I just missed a few pages. And when I realized that it is a decision – to jump in 20 years, I was impressed by the idea.” Such happiness that these films were, and every second it is possible to touch the beauty that has been already created. The film is permeated by the breath of the era. Feel Moscow of the 1950s as it was – bustling, colorful, variegated. Moscow was then still the capital of Russia and the Soviet state.
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Boris Ignatovich Soviet Union Photographs

Boris Ignatovich Soviet Union Photographs of 1926-1939

Boris Ignatovich Soviet Union Photographs of 1926-1939

Boris Ignatovich Soviet Union Photographs of 1926-1939. In 1908-1917 Soviet photo artist Boris Ignatovich (1899 – 1979) studied at the gymnasium of Lodz, and later – in Lugansk. Unfortunately, he was expelled for the publication of the handwritten magazine “Shantrapa”, as well as for participation in the revolutionary riots. He worked as a journalist since 1918, then led the newspaper “Miner” in 1921 in Moscow. In 1922-1925, in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), he became interested in photography. After returning to Moscow (1926), Boris became one of the leaders of photo reporters of the Association at the Press House. In 1927 became editor and photographer of the newspaper “Bednota” (The poor), worked in magazines “Narpit”, “Spotlight”, “Ogonyok”, “Soviet Photo” and “USSR in Construction”. Ignatovich has created portraits of figures of Soviet culture and art – Korney Chukovsky, Mikhail Zoshchenko, Boris Pasternak, and others. Boris Ignatovich was awarded medals of the USSR.
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