Photo from the open casket funeral of Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov. His spaceflight on Soyuz 1 made him the first cosmonaut to fly into outer space more than once and the first human to die during a spaceflight when the Soyuz 1 space capsule tragically crashed after re-entry on April 24, 1967. (pic via)
In the name of peace
We were born to make the fairy tale come true!
Possession of Space!
The way for man is open!
In Space — Soviet way!
Glory to the Soviet people – the pioneer of space!
90 buildings in 14 former-USSR republics build from 1970 until 1990 are photographed by Frédéric Chaubin in his book ‘CCCP, Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed’ (insisting ‘unintentionally-naively ’ as most west Europeans to read Cyrillic S same as Latin C, Я as R, И as N, etc). Nevertheless, the buildings’ forms reveal amazing inventiveness and plurality.
Via the Guardian
This a very good portrait picture but what gives it historical value is the model . Leonid Brezhnev, the Marshal of the Soviet Union (in office1964 –1982) is pictured while talking casually and semi naked on the phone . Pointedly observed here:
Publishing such photo in Soviet Russia could cause all the staff of the issuing edition to go to some distant Siberian mine.