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Soviet space posters - Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age exhibition at the Science Museum (

Iraklii Toidze's In the Name of Peace, 1959 is just one of the powerful posters on display in the exhibition Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age at the Science Museum until 13th March 2016. As curator Natalia Sidlina writes: 'Toidze had been a poster designer since 1927. A decade before then the first propaganda posters had appeared in Russia, flagstones on a richly illustrated path that was to stretch across half a century from insurgency through war to outer space'.