Artists from the Soviet Union didn't just imagine a worker's Utopia on Earth. They also thought that the great communist experiment would eventually reach other worlds, too. Here are some incredible works of art and conceptual design that put the Soviet Union in space.

Station Moon, a Soviet children's book by Pavel Klushantsev, 1965 and 1974

How Soviet Artists Imagined Communist Life in Space

How Soviet Artists Imagined Communist Life in Space

How Soviet Artists Imagined Communist Life in Space

How Soviet Artists Imagined Communist Life in Space

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The Moon Station Dome, by Andrei Sokolov

How Soviet Artists Imagined Communist Life in Space

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An untitled work of V. Burmistrov

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Bases on outer planets, imagined by Andrei Sokolov, mid-1960s

How Soviet Artists Imagined Communist Life in Space

How Soviet Artists Imagined Communist Life in Space

How Soviet Artists Imagined Communist Life in Space

How Soviet Artists Imagined Communist Life in Space

How Soviet Artists Imagined Communist Life in Space

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Journey Into Cosmos, written by M. Vasilijev, illustrated by A.S.Sysoyev, N.V. Shchelznyaka and N.M. Kolchitskogo, 1958

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A mining facility on the Moon, from The Milestones of the Space Epoch, 1967, by M. Vasiliev

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A city and a superhighway, by Sergei Gavrish

How Soviet Artists Imagined Communist Life in Space

How Soviet Artists Imagined Communist Life in Space

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A community under the surface of Moon, from Tekhnika Molodezhi

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From the cover of Tekhnika Molodezhi (Youth Technics), September 1964

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A base with a circular tunnel, by N. Kolchitsky, 1949

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A miniature Moon base from the cover of Tekhnika Molodezhi (Youth Technics), August 1953

How Soviet Artists Imagined Communist Life in Space

Bonus: An illustration from Soviet Cities on the Moon?, an article from Science Digest, February 1958

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