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Future Technology of the Old USSR

Monday 11.21.2011 , Posted by
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Until 1989, the USSR was a dominant world superpower, however their communist system kept tight reigns on what could go in and out of the country. Starting in 1957, the space race between the USA and Russia had the two countries competing for supremacy in space exploration.  This competition led both countries to push innovation and science in education.

Because both countries helped foster innovations in science and technology at such a rapid rate, many inventions were created as spinoffs of the technologies originally meant for the space programs. While the Soviet Union was communist, they still had many of the same pieces of culture that the US did: like magazines for the science obsessed. Similar to the US based Popular Science magazine, the USSR had their own: These covers are from the Journal of Technology in Russia during the 1960s. See more at da-zdra-per-m.livejournal.com.

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Steven Shoppman

Written by Steven Shoppman



Steven Shoppman is a contributor to The Visual News and an avid explorer. In 2009 he received the honor of "Adventurer of the Year" by National Geographic Adventure Magazine for his expedition driving two trucks around the world. The expedition was named "The World by Road" He continues to plan new adventures and you can visit his personal website to learn more about him at www.stevenshoppman.com.

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  1. Love this post ! It´s inspiring to see what the people could imagine 50 years ago !

  2. nice systems were developed. but mostly for destruction

  3. If humanity will unite and think for the common good and future of humanity we can see more of this but sad to say we are still stuck.

    If not through military research some of todays equipment and gadget will not for real.

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