A guide to the New East
Special report
Soviet space dreams
Throughout the life of the USSR, outer space was a place of utopia, a zone where science, technology, art and fantasy soared beyond the brute realities of communism. What’s the legacy of those cosmic dreams today?
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Event horizon

Scenes from the frontier of extraterrestrial exploration


Cult of the cosmic

How space travel became the unofficial religion of the USSR


Dressing Solaris

Notes from the costume designer of the greatest ever Soviet sci-fi movie


Exhibition space

How the greatest show on earth is counting down to lift-off


Rockets away

The space race remade as child’s play


Inner space

At home with the cosmonauts of Star City

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