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Space worlds by Andrei Sokolov

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© V. Lavrenyuk, A. Sokolov, 2001
Warrior of Russia (M.). - 2001. - No. 4. - S. 94-96.
Per. in el. View Y. Zubakin, 2008


Space worlds by Andrei SokolovThe eminent German philosopher Immanuel Kant was right, arguing that people will always be attracted by two things: the moral law within man and the starry sky above us. Two cosmos, two - micro - and macrocosm ... You are convinced of the truth of these words, getting acquainted with the works of the recognized master of painting, the national artist of the USSR, academician Andrei Konstantinovich Sokolov. He devoted his talent and the best years of his life to the artistic exploration of the cosmos, the popularization of the achievements of the national cosmonautics.


- Andrei Konstantinovich, by education you are an architect-builder. After graduation, they worked in the defense industry, in the most secret of its areas related to the uranium project. And suddenly - a fanatical devotion to the space theme. Where is it from? How did it all start?

- Perhaps, with the launch into space of the first Earth satellite 4 October 1957 of the year. I was shocked by this news. What happened was what hundreds of generations of people dreamed of. True, for the overwhelming majority of my peers, the awareness of the uniqueness of the ongoing assault on the Universe came only after the flight of Yuri Gagarin. But the starry sky "captivated" me in October 1957. It was towards the end of the fifties that my first serious artwork and exhibitions of paintings on space subjects belong.

- But how was it possible to create canvases on a topic about which you then had a rather vague idea?

- There were problems. Indeed, in those years, everything related to space exploration was under a terrible veil of secrecy. It was already later that films appeared - and photographic materials on this subject, but then ... No one knew either Sergei Pavlovich Korolev or his deputies. I first came to Baikonur only in the early seventies. And before that, they had to strain their imagination and speculate on what the cosmodrome, rocket, orbital station was. Sometimes it came to funny things: I drew a rocket in flight. And suddenly this picture is forbidden to be published. No one explains the reasons for the ban: you can not and everything! And only a few years later I became aware of what was happening: it turns out that I guessed the outlines of the rocket, in particular, the starting engines - the “boarder”. And they were classified.

Why are there my canvases! Look at the first pictures of an excellent artist, cosmonaut Gagarinsky call Alexei Leonov and you will find a lot of inaccuracies in the image of rocket and space technology. Alexey deliberately distorted reality, observing the requirements of censorship, painted ugly farms on the launch pad of the cosmodrome, implausible satellites. Unlike me, Leonov knew space technology perfectly well.

- By the way, you and Alexei Leonov created more than a dozen paintings, several beautifully illustrated albums. How was your collaboration?

- I knew before that there was a talented artist in the cosmonaut corps who painted on a space theme, but I didn’t know who it was. Alexey Leonov was declassified only in 1965, after his flight into space. We met him at the then popular television program “Star Relay” - I organized my exhibition there, - we met. “I want to make a picture as a gift to the Queen and I need to consult with you as an artist,” said Alexey in response to my proposal for creative collaboration.

I think we successfully complement each other. Leonov looked at the cosmos more through the eyes of a specialist and an eyewitness, I am an artist. At the same time, he is able to notice and explain the details, details, important for the creator of the picture. For example, I suffered from astronauts, trying to get them to explain how the northern lights look from space. They say it is on the edges of the red. But the red color has about a hundred shades.

Which one is true? And it begins: the color of a brick, the color of diluted potassium permanganate ... Leonov can accurately and accurately indicate the shade of the color palette.

By the way, among the astronauts there is another excellent artist with whom we organized joint exhibitions. This is Vladimir Dzhanibekov. True, if I am a supporter of cosmic realism, then he is clearly suffering from cosmic symbolism. At one of his paintings captured the moment of launch of the rocket and powerful clubs of fire and smoke curl in the form of several horse heads. The work is called "Duel". The fact is that the power of the spacecraft "Vostok", for example, was one million two hundred thousand horsepower. These “horsepower” are leading a desperate duel with earthly gravity in the picture of Janibekov.

- You have pictures, which offer beautiful views of the Earth from space. How accurate are these cosmic panoramic sketches?

- The astronauts claim that my knowledge of the Earth, as it is observed from various points of the orbit, corresponds to their knowledge on the eighteenth or twentieth day of flight.

- How is such reliability achieved?

- I use movies and photographic materials, maps, certificates of astronauts. But this knowledge is not enough. The main problem occurs when transferring to the canvas color. In space, everything depends on the illumination of the object: if the sun is five to ten degrees to change the point of illumination, the whole range of colors changes immediately. So, if you look against the sun, the water of the oceans glints, the land is all monotonously gray: if the star shifts slightly to the side, the water is already dark, on the land you can see green islands of forests, fields, mountains. Earth usually from orbit seems brown ...

These subtleties are known to me. Having finished work on the picture, I asked the astronauts to take it flying and to verify, so to speak, with the “original”. If there were any inaccuracies - eliminated.

- And what is this история with the pictures that you gave after space flights to foreign astronauts?

“When the flights of the Intercosmos international program began, I suggested sending two pictures into orbit with each crew, one of which then remains in the Union, and the other is given to a foreign cosmonaut. The idea was supported. True, the first pancake, as they say, came out lumpy. There were problems with the return of paintings from orbit. They did not enter the descent vehicle and remained forever in space. I took into account this experience and began painting on a canvas with a nylon base. They did not take up much space, they could be hidden in a pocket, put under a spacesuit. So, every foreign cosmonaut, with the exception of the first Czech, has my picture, which was in space.

- Andrei Konstantinovich, you are known not only as an artist of a real, documentary space, but also as a fantasy. You even “managed” to draw a “black hole” that a person is simply not physically able to see ...

- I have a lot of pictures devoted to other planets, worlds, constellations. All my works are based on some knowledge, guesswork, and assumptions. But if, for example, the Moon, Mars, Venus can be represented from photographs taken by automatic devices, then, depicting other galaxies, we have to fantasize and speculate. Not to leave here from personal predilections, tastes: you can imagine some planet in gloomy, brown tones (so, according to scientists, most likely it really is), but in my pictures golden, bright color predominates. He is more lovely to me, preferable.

As for the "black hole", then it really can not be seen by man. I imagined how it looks in the range of gravitational waves, the most powerful source of which is. Everything appears in a highly distorted form: the “black hole” draws in constellations, galaxies, and greatly distorts space.

- In the late eighties, you created and headed a section of space painting. What is her fate?

- Indeed, this section was created at the Union of Artists. She united a dozen of two artists, graphic artists, sculptors from all the republics of the USSR. We had great creative plans, including international cooperation with similar sections abroad, for example, with the Association of US Space Artists. Unfortunately, the section existed only for a year and a half or two years and ceased to exist with the collapse of the Soviet Union.

- Why? After all, the Russian cosmonautics exists, the artists remain, and then, the American association is thriving. So, it is in demand by society, the market ...

- The space theme in our country has lost its appeal, urgency, and public interest. Remember, before all the boys polls dreamed of becoming astronauts. Every flight into space is an event! And now we have been replaced by the Pepsi generation, to which our cosmonautics is deep “to the point of light”.

But the main thing, of course, is the attitude of the state to the implementation of space programs. When the Americans developed such a program, they laid down funding for its cultural support there. NASA gathered about forty leading artists of the country and concluded an agreement with them “on the promotion of America’s space achievements” for a year. Masters of the brush provided access to all, even the most secret objects. After a specified period of time, beautiful illustrated albums about space appeared ... At the end of the contract, most of the artists returned to their previous themes, but many became strongly attached to space. They formed the backbone of the space association.

- How do you feel about the prospects of international space cooperation and whether it can pull out of the crisis the Russian cosmonautics?

- Poor attitude. I am concerned that we cooperate with Americans not on equal terms, as in the old days, but occupy a subordinate position. We have only thirty percent participation in the creation of an international orbital station. Her first crew consisted of two of our astronauts and an American. The American is the commander. The official language of communication is only English. Having learned about such conditions, one of our astronauts refused to fly - I will not give his last name. Ours tried to defend the rights to joint control of the station, but nothing came of it. Management will be conducted only from Houston ...

I consider it a tragic mistake to decide to submerge the Mir space station in the ocean. Russia could not find 200 millions of dollars for its maintenance and lost much more money, considering the expensive equipment at the station, the profit it could bring in the future.
Recently, I finished work on a picture that I called "Murder." It shows the time of death in the Earth’s atmosphere of the last Russian, more precisely, Soviet orbital station “Mir”. The station where we were the only owners who symbolized our power and achievements. We were forced to reckon with all over the world.

All this seems to be a thing of the past.

- At one of your paintings depicts the moment of hoisting in space above the Mir orbital station of the State Flag of the Soviet Union. Is this a real fact or did you invent it?

- Real. Remember, in March 1991, a referendum was held on the preservation of the Soviet Union. Most of the country's population said "yes" to the Union. And in early June, astronauts Artsibarsky and Krikalev went to the orbital station. They decided to celebrate a significant event. They bought an ordinary Soviet flag in the store, which is hung out on holidays at the entrance to state institutions, and took it with them on board the spacecraft. In flight, during one of the spacewalks, they hoisted a camouflage cloth, previously taken in a frame (there is no air in space and the banner cannot fly) to the very top of the 14-meter farm.

For about a year, the flag of a country that no longer existed flew over the orbital station. Over time, it began to collapse: sharp temperature drops, radiation, space dust ... I asked a regular crew to remove the cloth and deliver it to the ground. But the cosmonaut cannot just go into space. This is a complicated operation. Finally, Tolya Soloviev came to work overboard the orbital station. I was just at the Mission Control Center at the time and asked: “Tolya, what's the flag like there?” “There are two threads left,” came the answer. The flag disappeared into eternity. Together with a great country that opened the way for the stars to the world.

And maybe it's for the better? He was not, as in the Kremlin, lowered and remained in orbit forever.

- Andrei Konstantinovich, did you have a desire to fly into space and see the Earth from orbit?

- There was, but I'm a realist. There is little desire. It is necessary to withstand the most severe competitive selection, especially with regard to the requirements for health. After all, it is known that the first cosmonaut detachment numbering 20 people selected from 7 thousands of pilots. That is just one person out of three hundred and fifty candidates (let me remind you, this is a fighter pilot with excellent health) was able to withstand the test. So, I repeat, there is little desire alone ...

As an artist, I tried to make my own contribution to the annals of the storming by the human genius of the universe, tried and tried to look into the future, without looking up from reality. This brings to mind the wise words of our great compatriot Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky: “Nothing is over. Everything has just begun, the end will never be. "

And another thing: whatever ideological and political trends, predilections are now, but the fact remains a fact for centuries: it was the Soviet Union that first launched an artificial satellite and a man into space. And I am proud of belonging to our country, to our people.
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  1. Stalker
    Stalker 24 September 2014 18: 36
    +5
    It's a pity that the shuttle has no inscription "BURAN" !!!!! crying
    1. zart_arn
      zart_arn 24 September 2014 18: 40
      +11
      A good and positive article, I read it with pleasure. A big plus for both the author and the artists. good
    2. Giant thought
      Giant thought 24 September 2014 18: 49
      +5
      Romance is among academicians.
      1. Oleg Sobol
        24 September 2014 19: 01
        +5
        Quote: Giant thought
        Romance is among academicians.

        He is not just a romantic!
        He saw, mentally, another, huge, endless world, which is not limited to one planet with the "only intelligent" population in the Universes ...
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    4. Ayujak
      Ayujak 25 September 2014 13: 40
      0
      It's a pity that the shuttle has no inscription "BURAN" !!!!! crying

      She is, only on the other hand.
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  2. Roman 1977
    Roman 1977 24 September 2014 18: 43
    +31
    Damn the Judas who did this to this handsome man:



    Verily
    1. Styx
      Styx 24 September 2014 19: 05
      +7
      crying crying crying I don’t put a plus sign, cry
      I want to look at it ...
      and the article is very good, kind, kind, I love science fiction and always liked paintings in the same spirit, sorry I didn’t know about this artist
      1. Roman 1977
        Roman 1977 24 September 2014 19: 13
        +10
        Darling Natalie love You know you yourself want to cry, but as they say you can't, you need to be strong, just do your job well and everything will work out. Remember how Professor Preobrazhensky used to say: "Devastation is not in the closets, devastation in the brains ..."

        So they won’t wait ...
        1. oenaraevskija
          oenaraevskija 24 September 2014 23: 14
          +2
          Great song, great clip. EXACTLY.
      2. Oleg Sobol
        24 September 2014 20: 51
        +2
        Quote: Styx
        I don’t put a plus sign, cry
        I want to look at it ...
        and the article is very good, kind, kind, I love science fiction and always liked paintings in the same spirit, sorry I didn’t know about this artist

        Do not bet your right.
        But do not cry, rejoice. There are people who will be, and the desire in them, and memory and strength and the desire to continue the work of those who started correctly, and the will to continue it.
        The world from tears does not get better, cleansed yes, but it is better to become from joy and love, big and sincere love hi
        To you + for sincerity wink
    2. Blondy
      Blondy 24 September 2014 19: 13
      +12
      Damn the Judas who did this handsome man with this

      In fact, this Judah has a surname, name, patronymic -
      Gorbachev Mikhail Sergeevich.
      1. Imperial
        Imperial 24 September 2014 19: 19
        +5
        In fact, this Judah has a surname, name, patronymic -
        Gorbachev Mikhail Sergeevich.
        Each crime has a surname, name and patronymic, and there was a time when it was clearly understood.
      2. Kindof
        Kindof 25 September 2014 00: 04
        0
        With this, everything is clear, it remains to bring to light the stories of accomplices
      3. Kindof
        Kindof 25 September 2014 01: 17
        +2
        And now Humpback!
        I said Humpbacked!

        In general, he’s just a parrot, who hasn’t said anything new since then, and, it seems, he sincerely believes in his great historical mission, still not understanding how miraculously it all turned out ..
        An ideal find for the curator Raisa Maximovna ..

        With this, everything is clear, it is necessary to identify accomplices and successors of the case.
      4. podpolkovnik
        podpolkovnik 25 September 2014 08: 48
        +2
        Quote: Blondy
        Damn the Judas who did this handsome man with this

        In fact, this Judah has a surname, name, patronymic -
        Gorbachev Mikhail Sergeevich.
        1. Kindof
          Kindof 25 September 2014 11: 12
          0
          Strong!! Who is the author of the poems?
          1. Ptah
            Ptah 25 September 2014 16: 28
            +1
            Marat Akhtyamov.

            http://marat-ahtjamov.livejournal.com/
    3. Second
      Second 24 September 2014 20: 49
      +2
      Roman 1977. The ten vile hare that are in your picture - this, unfortunately, is not all. Not everyone. To understand the basis of all this nasty thing that has happened to us and is also happening at the moment, we need to turn to the history of Russia. All of this was predicted. Once upon a time there was such a monk Abel. For his prediction, even emperors periodically sent him to prison. And they can be understood. Here is his prediction:
      "THREE FURIOUS IGAS. EVIL GROWS ...
      “The fate of the Russian power was in prayer a revelation to me about three fierce yokes: Tatar, Polish and the coming - *** ovskiy. It will be a scorpion to scour the Russian land, rob its shrines, close the churches of God, and execute the best Russian people. This is the remission of God, the wrath of the Lord for the denial of Russia from the holy king.
      But then Russian hopes will come true. An Orthodox cross will shine on Sophia, in Constantinople, Holy Russia will fill with the smoke of incense and prayers, like a kreen from heaven. ”
      Seer monk Abel, 1796 "
      1. Kindof
        Kindof 25 September 2014 01: 22
        +2
        Dig even deeper
        Only from conspiracy theories to historical sources: read about the Khazar Kaganate, correlate with "the vocation of the Varangians - where did the Russian land come from?"
        Draw parallels ...
  3. wadim13
    wadim13 24 September 2014 18: 43
    +5
    Great children of a great country.
  4. Dezinto
    Dezinto 24 September 2014 18: 44
    +18
    I have an album of drawings by futurists, there are a lot of Sokolov there, so far they are very dear to them. Beautiful creativity about the great goals of mankind.







    1. Normal
      Normal 24 September 2014 19: 59
      +10
      Illustrations in the journal Technique of Youth. Youth...

      Of course not Sokolov, but also great. Rybnikov is the most "cosmic" Soviet composer.
      1. Vladimirets
        Vladimirets 24 September 2014 20: 34
        +2
        On 2.41 Su-47 "Berkut"? smile
        1. Normal
          Normal 24 September 2014 21: 21
          +1
          Quote: Vladimirets
          On 2.41 Su-47 "Berkut"?

          Well, yes. yes
      2. DRA-88
        DRA-88 24 September 2014 21: 34
        +4
        Quote: Normal
        Of course not Sokolov, but also great. Rybnikov is the most "cosmic" Soviet composer.


        My daughter found in the internet, the soul is resting!

        Tim Sobakin "Moonlight Tale"

        Again the night came to heaven
        And the moon is hanging again.
        Lunar Hare in a sleepy city
        Goes for a walk.
        He sneaks down the boulevard
        On which the noise fell silent.
        Lunar hare to meet
        Wailing the Moon Wolf.
        Telling the nightly news
        On a deserted pavement
        will feast together
        Chocolate star.
        And then morning comes
        As happens in the morning.
        Moon wolf
        And the Lunar Hare
        Take to the clouds.
        Neat windshield wiper
        Will come out with a windy broom.
        From a star a shiny candy wrapper
        Deftly deflate from the pavement.
      3. Ptah
        Ptah 24 September 2014 22: 50
        +1
        Greetings, Volodya!
        Thank you very much for the harpsichord (?) And the guitar in the composition ... It rolled so that the breath was stolen ...
        But let’s disagree as with the statement -
        1. "Rybnikov is the most" cosmic "Soviet composer."
        Alexei Rybnikov is, as it seems to me, the lyrics and the heightened desire for universal justice.
        Films "The Star and Death of Joaquin Murieta", "Juno and Avos".

        And the songs from "Buratino" are generally something that does not have an age "threshold".
        2. So is the compilation of the clip. More like fishing and "walking to meet the dawn" with the boys from the yard.
        Here is the original. It’s sweeter for me -

        http://pesnifilm.ru/load/aleksej_rybnikov/mlechnyj_put_quot_bolshoe_kosmicheskoe

        _puteshestvie_quot / 227-1-0-584


        There is still a lot of good ... I downloaded almost everything from here. But sometimes it is fraught with almost a swoon. Like my wife. When I first showed her this video, and then the whole plot of the film ...

        http://pesnifilm.ru/load/zvezda_i_smert_khoakina_murety/pesnja_teresy_quot_zvezd

        a_i_smert_khoakina_murety_quot / 167-1-0-1071


        But in general, SPACE - this is with Zatsepin -

        http://muzofon.com/search/%D0%BC%D1%83%D0%B7%D1%8B%D0%BA%D0%B0%20%D0%BC%D1%83%D0

        %BB%D1%8C%D1%82%D1%84%D0%B8%D0%BB%D1%8C%D0%BC%D0%B0%20%D1%82%D0%B0%D0%B9%D0%BD%D

        0%B0%20%D1%82%D1%80%D0%B5%D1%82%D1%8C%D0%B5%D0%B9%20%D0%BF%D0%BB%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%

        B5%D1%82%D1%8B


        But IT you need to listen not from "nubuck" or headphones-"inserts", but into good speakers. And not at night ...
        Although I now have in studio closed headphones ... Loud and bottomless ... Vesch !!!
        1. Normal
          Normal 24 September 2014 23: 09
          +1
          Great, Vadim!
          The clip was selected so that there was a "space" series. The article is still about the artist and his work, not about music. And so of course it could be from the film, but I could not find the topic itself without the text.
          The link does not work
          On request [media =
          17 & hash ... nothing found.

          I agree - Rybnikov is certainly not only a "space" composer (everything you have listed is superb), but his music on the theme of space in those days was, in my opinion, the best.
          1. Ptah
            Ptah 24 September 2014 23: 20
            +1
            Corrected.
            So is this your own compilation?
            Well, for some creativity from the same film -

            http://ololo.fm/search/Большое+Космическое+Путешеств
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            2. Oleg Sobol
              24 September 2014 23: 26
              +1
              Or that:



              In everything you can find movement, there would be a desire wink hi
            3. Normal
              Normal 24 September 2014 23: 41
              +1
              Quote: Ptah
              So is this your own compilation?

              No, what are you ... I'm a llamo. I will ride on top, grab what I see smile
              Thanks for the links!
        2. Oleg Sobol
          24 September 2014 23: 23
          +4
          Quote: Ptah
          But in general, SPACE is also with Zatsepin

          Does that not inspire you? wink

          1. Ptah
            Ptah 24 September 2014 23: 32
            +1
            I remembered. I tried to fix my post. Did not have time.
            Here.
            But the direct link will not be inserted. Therefore, the page line http://muzofon.com/ - "Alexey Rybnikov Through hardships to the stars"
            The fourth from above ...
            1. Kindof
              Kindof 25 September 2014 00: 23
              +2
              Zatsepin - Overture to The Secret of the Third Planet
              Symphony Orchestra
              1. Ptah
                Ptah 25 September 2014 01: 38
                0
                Know, know .... not that!
                Too chamber. What is missing is Kobzon ...
                Leave me my childhood, and later the techno-electronics of adolescence ...

                http://www.audiopoisk.com/track/no/mp3/a-zacepin---taina-tret_ei-planeti-dr-pule
                nkoff-rmx /


                1
            2. Kindof
              Kindof 25 September 2014 00: 28
              +3
              And here - Daft Pank didn’t stand near (not yet born, I think)
        3. Kindof
          Kindof 25 September 2014 00: 18
          +1
          Zapolite with themes of Artemyev (see above) and Martynov
      4. Kindof
        Kindof 25 September 2014 00: 12
        +1
        The good old space music of Soviet composers
        Since the time when trees, people, ideals and goals were great
        1. DRA-88
          DRA-88 25 September 2014 00: 54
          +3


          Beautiful, your division !!!
      5. asar
        asar 25 September 2014 07: 23
        0
        Nice and Healthy! Thank!
      6. Yankuz
        Yankuz 25 September 2014 11: 54
        0
        Rybnikov is certainly a cool composer, but in terms of space music - in my opinion, of course, Eduard Artemyev - Undoubtedly !!!
    2. studentmati
      studentmati 24 September 2014 21: 33
      +3
      Quote: DEZINTO
      I have an album of drawings by futurists, there are a lot of Sokolov there, so far they are very dear to them.


      Happy Kolya! I envy kindly! They have so much kindness and determination!
  5. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 24 September 2014 18: 45
    +6
    Humanity must stop consuming and turn to the stars. There is no purpose in rampant yum-yum.
    1. Styx
      Styx 24 September 2014 19: 07
      +2
      good This truth in the Bible is written in sin!
  6. Serzh73
    Serzh73 24 September 2014 18: 47
    +8
    Looked ... people wrote cool photos.
    1. Kindof
      Kindof 25 September 2014 11: 16
      0
      And notice !!!
      There were no pond-pod images of the Hubble telescope on the Internet then.
  7. Tyumen
    Tyumen 24 September 2014 18: 52
    +9
    The flag disappeared into eternity, together with a great country that opened the way to the world for the stars.
    Or maybe this is for the better? He was not, as in the Kremlin, lowered and forever in orbit.

    Great written!
  8. hawk
    hawk 24 September 2014 19: 01
    +3
    Only romantic dreams not only move a person forward and upward, but also inspire him ...
  9. nstarinsky
    nstarinsky 24 September 2014 19: 10
    +3
    Great interview! And I also agree with the opinion of those who speak indignantly about the people who turned our cosmic history to dust. Today, more than ever, we need to promote our achievements in space. ISS is a waste of money. We need to return to the road of our own projects. We need not only documentaries, but also feature films, which again will give the young generation a spark to know the unknown. All this Hollywood concoction may look like those who paid for this de..mo with shooters of aliens. And Russia today does not have to chase the United States, but constantly work on new national projects.
    1. Aljavad
      Aljavad 24 September 2014 22: 16
      +2
      We need not only documentaries, but also feature films,

      But there were! And what!
      In my opinion - no worse than Hollywood. Others. Mostly without firing. But capturing!

      "Land of Crimson Clouds" by the early Strugatskys. Overseas "figures" stole this film, cut it and, adding "alien savages in bikinis" (which, of course, could not have been in the Soviet film), was released as "Amazons from Venus" or something like that.
      "Moscow-Cassiopeia" - recently played on "Culture" - looks quite fresh.
      They could!
  10. naGua
    naGua 24 September 2014 19: 35
    +4
    Once for the MaviaT, where I studied, I made a copy of Sokolov's painting "Docking". Favorite artist.
  11. Bayonet
    Bayonet 24 September 2014 19: 41
    +4
    If you are not familiar with such Soviet artists as Sokolov and Leonov, then it will be a real discovery for you that in our past there were such amazing science fiction artists. By quality, by design, by the level of flight of fantasy, these artists come close to the most popular foreign artists of this genre, and are not inferior to the same Ralph McQuarrie. Why aren't they so popular? Probably in the Soviet past of our country, science fiction was considered art for children and even did not put as an example these paintings with paintings by artists who painted landscapes, portraits, battle scenes, and so on. And yet, the artists Sokolov and Leonov are not so well-known creators as you might think.
  12. Everest2014
    Everest2014 24 September 2014 19: 41
    +3
    Space? I love reading about him.
  13. atvgbi
    atvgbi 24 September 2014 19: 42
    +4
    Is it time to make your own station, the state seems to have enough money. Then you can start from it to the moon and Mars, etc.
    1. Orang
      Orang 25 September 2014 12: 40
      0
      Vital!
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  14. Aleks tv
    Aleks tv 24 September 2014 20: 00
    +9
    Wonderful and kind Article.
    Great comments ...
    You’re relaxing with your soul.
    drinks

    Photo: Red flag on the World, installed after the referendum.
    This is a hello from Alex 241:
    wink
    1. Oleg Sobol
      24 September 2014 20: 07
      +2
      Quote: Aleks tv
      Wonderful and kind Article.
      Great comments ...
      You’re relaxing with your soul.

      To the point, Lesha! good
      People need room for soul and thought ....
      Quote: Aleks tv
      This is a hello from Alex 241:

      And sasha, mutual drinks
      1. Oleg Sobol
        24 September 2014 20: 13
        +7
        Memory is something that will never fool.



      2. Aleks tv
        Aleks tv 24 September 2014 20: 15
        +5
        Quote: Oleg Sobol
        People need room for soul and thought ....

        Yeah ...
        yes under the RIGHT sky ...
        yes
        1. Oleg Sobol
          24 September 2014 20: 19
          +1
          Quote: Aleks tv
          Yeah ...
          yes under the RIGHT sky ...

          good For all, general, without division into anything:

        2. Kindof
          Kindof 25 September 2014 00: 35
          0
          Eh (((and the USSR itself did not exist de jure
          1. 11111mail.ru
            11111mail.ru 25 September 2014 04: 20
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            Quote: Kindof
            and the USSR itself de jure no longer existed

            On the contrary, "de jure" was issued by three s.ko.tas in Viskuli on December 8, 1991, and the date on the picture is July 27, 1991.
            1. Kindof
              Kindof 25 September 2014 11: 26
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              The legal mechanism of the collapse was launched earlier - a decision was made to renew the Union, to submit the issue to a referendum "on preserving the UPDATED Union."
              The Baltic states, Moldova and Georgia announced their decision not to join the new Union Treaty - that is, independence.

              More:
              “In December 1990, the question of the reorganization of the USSR was raised.

              On December 3, the Supreme Soviet of the USSR supported the concept of the draft Union Treaty proposed by President of the USSR M.S. Gorbachev and submitted it for discussion at the IV Congress of People's Deputies of the USSR.

              On December 24, 1990, the deputies of the IV Congress of People's Deputies of the USSR, holding a roll call, decided to consider it necessary to preserve the USSR as an updated federation equal sovereign republicsin which human rights and freedoms of any nationality will be fully ensured.

              On the same day, at the initiative and insistence of the President of the USSR M.S.Gorbachev, the Congress adopted a resolution on the conduct of an all-Union referendum on the preservation of the renewed Union as a federation of equal sovereign Soviet Socialist Republics. 1677 deputies voted for the adoption of the resolution, 32 against, 66 abstained. "

              [media = https: //ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/United States_Union]
        3. Kindof
          Kindof 25 September 2014 01: 07
          +1
          Quote: Kindof
          . - One of your paintings depicts the moment of hoisting in space above the Mir orbital station of the State flag of the Soviet Union. Is this a real fact or did you come up with it?

          - Real. Remember, in March 1991, a referendum was held on the preservation of the Soviet Union. Most of the country's population said yes to the Union.


          Then cunningly * opy to the referendum brought up the question: do you want to keep the Union in UPDATED form ..
          In an updated form - this is almost the status of the CIS ...
          Liberal democrats divorced the peoples of a great country .. Faith was killed and the future was taken away ..
          And then, cynically beloved by the West, Gorbi was regularly awarded all sorts of world prizes there ... But the price is one: 30 silver coins
    2. Kindof
      Kindof 25 September 2014 00: 33
      +1
      Quote: Aleks tv
      Photo: Red flag on the World, installed after the referendum.

      At first I read asleep: "... the red flag on Mars"
      And by the way, why not fellow
  15. 16112014nk
    16112014nk 24 September 2014 21: 27
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    Quote: Stalker
    It's a pity that the shuttle has no inscription "BURAN" !!!!! crying


    So this is just a shuttle, not a Buran. Although it would be necessary for the artist to draw exactly "Buran".
  16. tolancop
    tolancop 24 September 2014 21: 43
    +1
    Handsomely. I also saw pictures (illustrations) of A. Leonov. Someone admires "Black Square", but for me the picture of the starry sky is much deeper and more beautiful.
    1. Kindof
      Kindof 25 September 2014 00: 41
      0
      Liberals admire - because it is a riot, a contrast to everything that was written earlier
  17. studentmati
    studentmati 24 September 2014 21: 49
    +2
    - Andrei Konstantinovich, did you have a desire to fly into space and see the Earth from orbit?

    Watching all these magnificent pictures in my head, only this music sounds ...
    1. Kindof
      Kindof 25 September 2014 00: 39
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      "On vocals" Igor Romanov, in recent years he played in "Alice", which was posted above
      All of us are here))
  18. Aljavad
    Aljavad 24 September 2014 21: 58
    +3
    Thank you, Andrey Konstantinovich! I saw the Cosmos with your eyes!
    Your paintings awakened the imagination, called forward and up.
    Honor and Glory to the Great Artist!
    We will return to Space and your exhibition will be there!
  19. Aljavad
    Aljavad 24 September 2014 22: 00
    +2
    Thank you, Andrey Konstantinovich! I saw the Cosmos with your eyes!
    Your paintings awakened the imagination, called forward and up.
    Honor and Glory to the Great Artist!
    We will return to Space and your exhibition will be there!
  20. Bort radist
    Bort radist 25 September 2014 07: 40
    +1
    Leonov Alexey Arkhipovich. Born May 30, 1934 in the village of Listvyanka, now Tisulsky District, Kemerovo Region. I never forgot my native village. It was asphalt paved for my money in Listvyanka.
    March 18-19, 1965 made a space flight as the second pilot of the Voskhod-2 spacecraft (commander - Colonel P.I. Belyaev) lasting 1 day 2 hours. During the flight March 18, 1965 performed world's first spacewalk lasting 23 minutes 41 seconds. During the exit, he showed exceptional courage, especially in an emergency, when the swollen space suit prevented the astronaut from returning to the spacecraft.
  21. Dragon-y
    Dragon-y 25 September 2014 10: 18
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    Quote: Stalker
    It's a pity that the shuttle has no inscription "BURAN" !!!!! crying

    In the picture - the American "Shuttle" - if you carefully compare, the "feed" of the "Shuttles" and "Buran" is different.
  22. Yankuz
    Yankuz 25 September 2014 12: 11
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    Eh !!! This is one of the best topics for me here on this site! How I would be grateful if the developers of the site made it possible to add certain topics to their page, i.e. to your profile to read it again sometimes.
  23. Dragon-y
    Dragon-y 29 September 2014 09: 16
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    Quote: Ptah
    I remembered. I tried to fix my post. Did not have time.
    Here.
    But the direct link will not be inserted. Therefore, the page line http://muzofon.com/ - "Alexey Rybnikov Through hardships to the stars"
    The fourth from above ...

    I liked it more here:
    http://musicmp3spb.org/artist/aleksei_rybnikov.html