Trippy ’70s Soviet Space Magazine Covers

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Since 1933, Technology-Youth magazine has been nurturing the young’uns with up-to-date news and wisdom on science, technology, medicine, agriculture, and logic. Then, in the ’70s… whoa. Sure, a bevy of international intelligentsia contributed to the magazine — including theoretical physicist Robert Oppenheimer, “quantum mechanics creator” Werner Heisenberg, and iconic physiologist Ivan Pavlov — but would you look at these covers?! Fantastic. We plucked a few space-themed issues from a gigantic batch uploaded by Socialism Expo because they inspire the strangest illustrations by far. See Soviet spacemen wrestle with mysterious, tentacled alien plants. See Soviet spacemen donning futuristic crystal suits float in iridescent space-travel bubbles. See Soviet spacemen blast off into space, their triumphantly raised fists morphing into Red Stars, because they’re Soviet spacemen, dig?

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Images credit: Socialism Expo Flickr

Images credit: Socialism Expo Flickr

Images credit: Socialism Expo Flickr

Images credit: Socialism Expo Flickr

Images credit: Socialism Expo Flickr

Images credit: Socialism Expo Flickr

Images credit: Socialism Expo Flickr

Images credit: Socialism Expo Flickr

Images credit: Socialism Expo Flickr

Images credit: Socialism Expo Flickr

Images credit: Socialism Expo Flickr