POSTERS – the golden age of Soviet cosmonauts

Mother Russia Calling WW2 poster

Mother Russia Calling

The new exhibition at the Science Museum, London celebrates achievements made by the Soviet Union during the Space Race with the US. Here’s the first in a series of posters on display. Posters were a powerful tool in the propaganda for an industry that was also top secret. A WW2 poster, Mother Russia Calling, was the inspiration for the first space race poster – In the Name of Peace.

The end of WW2 was barely a decade gone and the Kremlin was keen to shine a peaceful light, as far as space exploration was concerned. A simple poster, Mother Russia, a beacon of light focused on a tiny rocket and distant planet.

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In the Name of Peace

In the Name of Peace

 

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