Space Sailors

Space Sailors

SBS  |  December 7, 2010

What happens to the heroes of the revolution when the revolution is over? At the height of the Cold War, a group of ideological farmers from 10 Communist countries were groomed as Soviet cosmonauts and became stars of the Soviet propaganda machine. What has happened to them now? A wry and revealing look at the myths of the Communist system and the harsh realities of the post-Communist era.

What happens to the heroes of the revolution when the revolution is over? At the height of the Cold War, a group of ideological farmers from 10 Communist countries were groomed as Soviet cosmonauts and became stars of the Soviet propaganda machine. What has happened to them now? A wry and revealing look at the myths of the Communist system and the harsh realities of the post-Communist era.

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