Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future

Soviet Sci-Fi Mag Predicts Future

Soviet magazine “Tekhnika Molodezhi” (“Youth’s Technics”) was sort of Soviet “Popular Mechanics” mag. Was covering newest technological topics and also always tried to speak about technologies of the nearest future.

Every issue of the mag tried to predict how 21st century would look like. Here are some of the predictions. Let’s start with the earliest magazine issues and gradually move forward to late 1970s to see how 21st century predictions changed as 20th century technologies evolved.

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Today, Seventy-Six Years Ago First Days of Russia in World War 2

Today, Seventy-Six Years Ago First Days of Russia in World War 2

On this day, seventy-six years ago, Hitler started his invasion of the USSR. June 22, 1941, 4:00 am in the morning, Nazi forces crossed the Soviet border and started moving into the Soviet state. Airplanes were bombing major Russian cities and airfields. Nazi troops occupied cities and villages. They say the army and the people of the USSR were not ready for this war. It was very chaotic everywhere. Here are some shots taken around the USSR during the first days of that war.

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