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The First Women Trained To Conquer Space - Supercluster

The cosmonaut counterparts of the Mercury women astronauts: Zhanna Yorkina, Irina Solovyova, Tatyana Kuznetsova, Valentina Ponomareva, and Valentina Tereshkova.

Ponomareva recalled there being no envy between the women in the squad. According to her, it was a healthy spirit of competition. Everyone did their best to be number one, but also supported each other’s efforts.

One of those cosmonauts went to space: none of the women training for the Mercury missions did. There would be a shockingly gap of twenty years between the launch of Valentina Tereshkova and the launch of Sally Ride.

Our Comrade The Electron

This is a wonderful piece by Maciej—a magnificent historical narrative that leads to a thunderous rant. Superb!

Kosmograd: The death of Kosmograd

The Ballardian beauty of a dying Baikonour.

Советские плакаты по гражданской обороне

This cold-war era soviet manual for post-nuclear life is as fascinating as it is horrifying.

The Museum of Soviet Arcade Games

This description of a tour of the Museum of Soviet Arcade Games is like a travelogue from an alternative dimension.

English Russia » Abandoned Russian Polar Nuclear Lighthouses

"Now, there are signs “RADIOACTIVITY� written with big white letters on the approaching paths to the structure but they don’t stop the abandoned exotics lovers."