The Soviet Union had some problems, but one thing they got right was space art. That's why there's nothing better than this gallery of adorable and awe-inspiring postcards from the USSR, looking at our future life in outer space.
Times Are Changing, designed by Ivan Semyonov, 1958 (via Soviet Postcards ) Glory to Soviet science!, 1959
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) GlobalSecurity Discovering other planets, by Ivan Semyonov, 1959 (via Soviet Postcards ) Luna 2 has just arrived (via GlobalSecurity ) Day of Cosmonautics, designed by I. Iskrinskaya, 1960s (via 1604 ) Belka, Strelka, Chernushka and Zvyozdochka conquer outer space! Hooray! (via FYeahCosmonauts ) The person who doesn't collect scrap metal won't be getting to the Moon, designed by A. Dudnikov, 1960 (via Soviet Postcards ) A New Years greeting card with Belka and Strelka, 1960
(via Guardian ) Lunar landing, 1961 (via Globalsecurity ) Space Santa is coming! (via Savok ) Our triumph in space is a hymn to the land of the Soviets, designed by V. Viktorov, 1963 (via Calvert Journal ) Space Fantasy, a postcard set by A. Sokolov, 1963 (via Soviet Postcards ) Thank you, Unknown Young Soviet Astronaut, for saving Christmas!, 1965 (via Soviet Postcards ) Happy New Year! (via FYeahCosmonauts ) Meteor Shower, 1966 (via American Astrophilately ) To the Holiday!, an October Revolution card from 1966, with the Aurora battleship and Luna 9 (via GlobalSecurity ) The Space Jet Ski Santa wishes you a Happy New Year! (via Positivecrash ) Ded Moroz, riding a Red Star (via Dangerous Minds ) A Lunakhod transporting a Christmas tree, 1971 (via GlobalSecurity ) Happy new Year! (via Pinterest ) Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on a space chariot, 1987 (via FYeahCosmonauts )