Last year, Rosatom announced that it intended to build a nuclear engine capable of driving a spaceship to Mars in a month and a half. It hopes to have a prototype ready by 2025. This would be just in time for the centenary of the 1926 Soviet film ‘Journey to Mars’, the poster for which is the picture for June in my Soviet poster calendar. The artists are Nikolai Prusakov and Grigory Borisov.
This month’s calendar picture is, like January’s, a Sternberg brothers’ poster for the 1929 film Man with a movie camera.
It is now 1 April, and here in Ottawa, Winter is making a determined last ditch stand against Spring, blanketing us last night with yet another layer of snow. But its days are numbered. Or so we hope.
Meanwhile, this month’s picture from my Soviet poster calendar shows a 1929 poster by Vladimir and Georgii Sternberg for Buster Keaton’s ‘The General’. Georgii died in a motorcycle accident in 1933. Vladimir lived till 1982.
Again a couple of days late, here is the latest picture from my Soviet poster calendar. For some inexplicable reason, the calendar compiler chose to illustrate March with the Sternberg brothers’ poster for the film ‘The Decembrists’. March. December. Same difference!
My brother gave me a 2017 calendar of ‘Vintage Soviet Posters’, so on the first day of each month this year I will post the month’s picture. For January, the calendar has this 1919 poster entitled ‘Beat the Whites with a Red Wedge’.