“Space Exploration”, PJSC Ukrtelecom

Location: Zhytomyr, Ukraine

Completed: Year created not known

Artist: Not known

Genre: Soviet artwork, former USSR

The plaque commemorates the achievements of the USSR in the early years of space exploration and is also probably a recognition of Sergei Korolev, the Soviet Rocket engineer who was born in Zhytomyr. The two cosmonauts, clasping hands and reaching for the stars symbolise the quest to put a man into space. The words on the left of the plaque translate as “Earth”, “Space” and “Communication”. Those on the right say “Peace”.  More information about the nine plaques along the side of the PJSC Ukrtelecom building in Zhytomyr.

“Space Exploration” (PJSC Ukrtelecom) in Zhytomyr, Ukraine | Soviet artwork | former USSR

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