Legend Soviet icebreaker ship Georgy Sedov, which has drifted in Arctic during 812 days, and its story

This cover belongs to the most famous Russian children’s magazine Murzilka, issue No:11-12 , 1939. As it is seen, this issue is composed of Georgy Sedov’s story. Its journey started in 1937 and ended in 1940. This icebreaker’s name was given in commemoration of the famous Russian explorer Georgy Sedov Yakovlevich. The name of the other icebreaker, which salvaged to it in 1940, was the Stalin. Already, at the cover image, the writing of banner, which the people hold on the shore: “Hello, Comrade Stalin”

Murzilka has been still publishing from May, 1924 to the present.

Picture source- http://sovtime.com

Science fiction; during the cold war years

“Technology-Youth” 1971 №7- USSR

Cover writing and translate in English

КЛУБ ЛЮБИТЕЛЕИ ФАНТАСТИКИ- Fiction literature club


СКВОЗЬ ЧЕРНЫЕ ПУСТЫНИ – Through the Black Desert

Георгий ОСТРОВСКИЙ, г. Одесса – George Ostrovsky, Odessa

For reading the story “Through the Black Desert” written by George Ostrovsky


A science fiction story with “crimson star”

“Страна багровых туч”-“Land of Crimson Clouds” is a Russian sci-fi story in 1959; the debut book of Soviet writers Arkady and Boris Strugatsky brothers. This tale has opened a series of World Noon.

Time of the story is about the 1990s . Venue: The Union of Soviet Communist Republics (USSR). Narrated in the third person, the events are shown mainly from the perspective of Alexey Bykov, who worked as a specialist in nuclear transport machinery drivefor many years in the Gobi Desert . Bykov was seconded the State Committee of interplanetary travel by Moscow; at there, he gets an offer to participate in the planned expedition to Venus…

“Land of Crimson Clouds” story is quite traditional fiction for 1950’s. In accordance with the concept of that time, the focus was given to the technical aspects of the near future; the goodies in a popular form describes of the scientific information are displayed.

Adventure story illustrates that the thesis of the primacy public good equated with scientific, technical and social progress is over personal interests with interpreting from the perspective of Marxist-Leninist ideology. Writers would try to make individuality in portraits of heroes, make them unconventional ( poetic experiments Yurkovsky, unpleasant appearance Bykov), including in the story motifs, shading optimism communist future (personal failures Yurkovsky, intrigue “caution” in the ministry) timidly.

In the story, the characters (Vladimir Yurkovski Gregory Dauge, Michael Krutikov, Alexey Bykov, the persons who lead a large part of the narrative) and stories (space travel on the ship photon) appear through to a number of works by the Strugatsky “Zhylinski” series.

for reading: http://www.lib.ru/STRUGACKIE/strana2.txt