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from the Guardian

UN says eat less meat to curb global warming

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russian matchbox label Luna 2 was the second of the Soviet Union's Luna program spacecraft launched in the direction of the Moon


Москва 1975 года / Назад в СССР / Back in USSR


Pictures of the day: 12 February 2013

Aircraft carriers USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), USS Enterprise (CVN 65), USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), and USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) are in port at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia Picture: REUTERS/U.S. Navy/MC2 Ernest R. Scott

from WIRED

Up for Bids: Classic Soviet Space Propaganda Posters

We Are Born to Make a Fairy Tale Come True! 1960 Artist: Valentin Viktorov (1909-1981) After the Soviet Luna-1 rocket became the first manmade object to reach heliocentric orbit, it was dubbed “the Tenth Planet”. Viktor Ivanov was an important Soviet artist who worked in a variety of graphics genres. As a posterist, he won two State Prizes and numerous awards in international competitions.


In Soviet Union women participating in WWII were erased from history, remaining as the occasional anecdote of a female sniper or simply as medical staff or, at best, radio specialists. The word “front-line girl” (frontovichka) became a terrible insult, synonimous to “whore”. Hundreds thousand of girls who went to war to protect their homeland with their very lives, who came back injured or disabled, with medals for valor, had to hide it to protect themselves from public scorn.


Сталинская реклама, 1935 — 1937: Back in the USSR Newsland – комментарии, дискуссии и обсуждения новости.

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