Another early Russian children's book. This book was about the wonders of technology, how it would improve and change the world. I have chosen to take just the space flight portion for today's highlight.
Lyapunov, B. Fight for Speed. Moscow: Young Guard, (238 p.) 1952
Detail of the cover, a great image!
This diagram suggests a V-2 rocket tail and the basics of rocket propulsion.
Illustrations from the history of rocketry (Russian version) with the ideas of escape velocity, rocket motors, and multi-staged rockets.
The Russian artists really love to illustrate Saturn as a planet for conquest, probably because it was so pretty in the background.