Inspiring and Intense Soviet Space Propaganda Posters

The twentieth century Soviet space program will always be remembered as one of the greatest in the world. And these posters reveal that it also came with one of the world's most beautifully-designed propaganda campaigns, too.

Above: Homeland, your mission is accomplished!

Science and Communism Are Inseparable, 1959

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(via LiveAuctioneers)

Praise to the Brave Sons of Our Motherland, 1959

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(via Nanyang Technological University)

We were born to make the fairy tale come true!, 1960

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(via x-ray delta one)

For the Glory of Communism, 1961, by E. Soloviov

Inspiring and Intense Soviet Space Propaganda Posters

(via Nanyang Technological University)

Socialism is our launching pad

Inspiring and Intense Soviet Space Propaganda Posters

Glory to the Soviet people, the pioneers of space! (with Vostok 1-4)

Inspiring and Intense Soviet Space Propaganda Posters

(via Friends Reunited)

Motherland! You've been the first to light a star of progress and peace over the Earth. Glory to science, glory to labor! Glory to the Soviet regime!

Inspiring and Intense Soviet Space Propaganda Posters

(via English Russia)

The road in the space is Soviet!

Inspiring and Intense Soviet Space Propaganda Posters

The Path For Humans Is Now Cleared!

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(via LiveAuctioneers)

In the name of Peace and Progress!

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Glory to the KPSS! (Communist Party of the Soviet Union)

Inspiring and Intense Soviet Space Propaganda Posters

(via The Mystery World)

Glory to the conquerors of the universe!

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To the cosmos!

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They were given a way on the path by the people, the giant and the creator of priceless treasures, and they stood up as heroes of new epic: Gagarin, Titov, Nikolaev, Popovich.

Inspiring and Intense Soviet Space Propaganda Posters

Let's Ride, 1961

Inspiring and Intense Soviet Space Propaganda Posters

(via Live Auctioneers)

Space Navigation Season is Open!, 1961

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With Lenin's Name!

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Soviet man, be proud, you opened the road to stars from Earth!

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In the name of Peace

Inspiring and Intense Soviet Space Propaganda Posters

(via Retronaut)

The Sons of October Are the Pioneers of the Universe, 1961

Inspiring and Intense Soviet Space Propaganda Posters

(via Live Auctioneers)

Happy New Year, Peace and Friendship!

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Happy New Year, kids! (with "Vostok")

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Report: Mission accomplished! (with "Luna 9")

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(The pictures above are coming from RussiaTrek, except when noted otherwise.)