Monuments of the former Yugoslavia

What do you get if you take the best material for everything ever, concrete and the artistic vision of the communist leaders of former Yugoslavia. Monuments. Hundreds of monuments.

Check out these relics of times gone by here


First Orbit the movie – Gagarin’s first flight recreated


 

I enjoyed the rich color spectrum of the earth. It is surrounded by a light blue aureole that gradually darkens, becoming turquiose, dark blue, violet, and finally coal black.
-Yuri Gagarin

Documentary film maker Christopher Riley with some help from the good folks at ESA and NASA created this amazing movie following Gagarin’s flight path as close as possible. Adding the original radio traffic and some cool archive footage. Now 50 years later we can see for ourselves what Gagarin saw during his flight as the first man in space.

firstorbit.org


Soviet poster megapost

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EnglishRussia has a nice collection of Soviet posters about everything that a Soviet citizen should have known. Check out the rest of the collection here.


Soviet vision for space travel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science-fiction writer Andrey Sokolov drew these pictures with Soviet astronaut Aleksey Leonov to visualize what the Soviet space era could have looked like. See the rest of the future that never was here


North Korean posters for the spring farming season

Let's have a bumper crop this spring!

Lifeline of the people

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May marks the start of spring farming season in North Korea. Chosun Central News Agency released these posters to help motivate people sent out to the fields to help farmers with their work.


Reagan telling Soviet jokes

Mainly it’s funny because it’s true.


Video from Pyongyang

Steve Gong is a photojournalist who got a chance to see the true Pyongyang. He made this cool video of his trip behind the scenes.

Check out Gong’s website for pictures from the mass games and more at stevegongphoto.com