A full-color, double-sided pamphlet in French, with wonderful Russia graphics, that unfolds into a 17" x 22" poster showcasing the U.S.S.R.'s accomplishments in culture, science and industry. Produced for the U.S.S.R. section at the Brussels Universal and International Exhibition 1958 (also known as Expo 58 or the Brussels World's Fair), the brochure's text has a propagandist tone with statements such as "the Soviet Union has a population of engineers almost three times larger than in the USA" and "..let's go back to the comparisons. Having caught up with Europe and following closely the USA in the volume of manufacturing production, (the U.S.S.R.) has already caught up with the USA in regards to science and the instruction of scientific and technical executives".
The U.S.S.R. Pavilion at the Fair included a section on Soviet sputniks and rockets, including the rocket "in which instruments and a test dog were carried up into the ionosphere," models of jet passenger planes, the latest Soviet cars, and "26 models of television sets." The Soviet pavilion was awared a Grand Prix, but the Sputnik replica that was displayed mysteriously disappeared after the fair, and the U.S. was accused of stealing it.
With a small tagline of the Cyrillic text "3AKA3" (which on Russia military watches, at least) means '"by Order of the Ministry of Defense". Scarce item. Text in French. Item #948.
Condition: Very Good, some fading/toning to paper and rubbing at folds; .5" closed tear at one bottom fold; small area of rubbing and slight loss on back of pamphlet.