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Soviet Space Dogs by venkman-project Soviet Space Dogs by venkman-project
A tribute to the brave little canines sent into Earth orbit and space during the Space Race!
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:iconrigbyverycool:
Rigbyverycool Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
awwwwwww!!!
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feathery-blue-otaku Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
<3 Chernushka!!
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:iconvirtualninja:
virtualNinja Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student General Artist
D'aww, this is so cute :D
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:iconaspentail2014:
Aspentail2014 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor sweet little Laika...
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:iconvenkman-project:
venkman-project Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
I know!
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:iconaspentail2014:
Aspentail2014 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, that was sad. Really Sad 
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:iconcelestiathefilly:
CelestiaTheFilly Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Artist
Laika was first

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:iconvenkman-project:
venkman-project Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
She was the first to be sent into orbit, but not the first to be launched in a craft!
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:iconmeli6:
meli6 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
?
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:iconanimatedastronaut:
animatedastronaut Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
This...
this is beautiful.
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:iconvenkman-project:
venkman-project Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Thanks! :D
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:iconkgb-101:
KGB-101 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Soviet Power!
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:iconerikatheraindeer:
erikatheraindeer Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Sorry to butt in, but the dogs here look NOTHING like their real counterparts. I've called them over from heaven. Here thy are now.
Dezik: I'm not a bulldog... But I admit, there is a resemblance.
Tsygan: why am I BLUE?
Rhyzik: I'm orange... Not blue..
Smelaya: Am I supposed to be Rhyzik?
Malyshika: I look too round... and I'm white and fluffy!
ZIB: (Stares at bolik) I'm fluffier than that...
Otvazhnaya: I'm supposed to be white and fluffy!
Albina: ... Like my name says, I'm white
Damka: Why am I orange? I'm black, white, and fluffy...
krasavka: I have no Lab in my heritage! I look alot like that Papillon over there...
Random Papillon: *barks*
Laika: Your almost right, Mr. Venkman! I think my patches are much darker though!
Damka: Always the polite one, aren't you?
Laika: (Smiles and giggles)
Bars: Huh? Is that supposed to be me? I'm light, long haired, and slender.
Lishichka: I'm Black and white, like Damka... And I look too much like Chernie over there on this poster.
Belka: Not even close! I'm white, fluffy, and part - spitz!
Strelka: ... Not even close
Pchelka: I'm white, and my fore head isn't that big. :smooch:
Mushka: :iconiloveyouplz: I'm white and fluffy! (she has natural puppy eyes)
Chernushka: I'm black! It says right in my name!
Zvezdochka: My ears are tan, not black, and my forehead isn't that big.
Vetrok: I'm black and white with feathering.
Ugolyok: I'm not tiny! And unlike the others, I'm tri-colored and VERY fluffy.
Me: so there you have it. I'm making my own version, because you missed alot. I like your style, though! So, bye girls, back to heaven!
Belka: YAHOO! I finally get back to my bone!
Strelka: And I promied I'd meet Pushinka and Charlie soon...
Laika: Bye, Miss Erika :smooch:
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erikatheraindeer Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
correction, Damka wasn't supposed to say orange, but tan. Dogs can't see orange. :oops:
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:iconerikatheraindeer:
erikatheraindeer Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Coorrection again, Malyshka was colored like a german shepherd... And Strelka's personality was much warmer.
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erikatheraindeer Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
*looks over clsely* Final correction!Lishichka was white and scruffy, and Laika's blaze on her head was narrower,(she looks like Strelka here) whew! I hope there are no more mistakes!
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animatedastronaut Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Geez where did you even...
*is writing a story about Laika and Albina on Wattpad and has no information*
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HeartinaThePony Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa!
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:iconerikatheraindeer:
erikatheraindeer Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
awwwwwww......
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CandyP Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
A beautiful poster...what happened to Laika shames us all... she was indeed 'man's best friend', but oh Laika, sweet little girl, we were no friend to you. R.I.P Laika and all your friends XXX
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animatedastronaut Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
TT
I'm tearing up....
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earthdiva-x Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
ಥ_ಥ

Never forget all the animals who made space travel possible.
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Elednor-EdilAmarand Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Ugolyok... sooo sweet!
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:iconraitolover:
Raitolover Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so cute!
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RocketTCoyote Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Laika, Pchelka and Mushka perished. Strelka, Belka, Chernushka and Zvezdochka made safe returns.
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venkman-project Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Yeah, I think only three actually died. Still a bit sad! :(
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FuzzlyFerret Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
ALL OF THEM DIED
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Mulder101361 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Just discovered this today. Two of my favorite things: Dogs and Space Exploration. Beautiful work!
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:iconvenkman-project:
venkman-project Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Thanks! :D
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AlexJetB Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
ZIB has got to be the awesomest one. The previous dog (Bolik) had run away days before, and his meant a Russian acronym for "Substitute for Missing Bolik", "Замена исчезнувшему Болику" Zamena ischeznuvshemu Boliku. Just a random untrained street dog with a succsesful flight gone wrong ( but was success)!
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venkman-project Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Ha ha ha! Awesome - you know your Space Dogs! :D
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AlexJetB Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
Well in soviet Russia, space dogs know you!

No catch, but Yakov smirnof is awesome :D
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OliveTheBreloom Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, very very sad.... they contributed much to space travel but some ended up dying a miserable death..... brave little canines that is for sure...
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venkman-project Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Yeah, I know. They'll live on through cute artwork! :P
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erikatheraindeer Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Actually, I think Bars and Lishichka died too.
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Mewtwolover Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
Cute! *faves*
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:iconvenkman-project:
venkman-project Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
Thanks! :D
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The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is incredible.
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:iconvenkman-project:
venkman-project Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
Thank you so much! :D
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sara-nmt Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awww cute little dogs :D
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:iconvenkman-project:
venkman-project Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
Thanks! :D
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:iconsotovoce:
sotovoce Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
you know them all?! =) coward humans should be ashamed :highfive:
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:iconvenkman-project:
venkman-project Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
I know! I really want to make a storybook based on this! :P
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animatedastronaut Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Are you still looking into that?!
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:iconsotovoce:
sotovoce Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
that would be so nice homage! :lol:
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:iconwordmongerer:
wordmongerer Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
So sweet!
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:iconvenkman-project:
venkman-project Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
Must discuss the possibility of writing and drawing a space dog comic with thee...!
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:iconerikatheraindeer:
erikatheraindeer Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
I already thought of that! And also with other animals too.
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:icontomparrish:
TomParrish Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
so...damn...cute!
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:iconvenkman-project:
venkman-project Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
Thanks due! The story of these pups never fails to bring a tear to my eye! :D
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