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interest in space started long before the Soviets got into power, it goes back to the days of Tsiolkovsky -a 19th-Century Russian rocket pioneer. Everyone thought he was crazy, but the Soviets, after the revolution, made him part of the permanent ideology. The Soviet Union’s early lead in the space race, spearheaded by captured German scientists and the brilliance of designers such as Sergei Korolev, became a new canvas for Soviet artists, sculptors and product designers. The rockets, satellites, record-breaking cosmonauts was a way for Soviet artists to adopt avant-garde ideas under the cloak of propaganda. How did the space race change the soviet Union?

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