Saturday, May 10, 2014

Retro Saturday: The Soviet Space Program

Click the arrow to watch the film on YouTube. Video source: Best Videos Ever YouTube channel.

This week's Retro Saturday video is a 1981 documentary titled, The Soviet Space Program. It was prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency to show President Ronald Reagan.

According to a 2011 NBC News report, this and other CIA films were released in late 2011 as historical artifacts. It was the CIA's idea to brief Reagan with these films, and only seven were made.


  1. This was great! Thanks for posting.

  2. This couldn't have been a 2 page report or a ten minute briefing?
    I won't carp about the content being slanted or anything, but there's not much substance here. I've got to wonder if Reagan found much value in it.