the dog worship

the dog worship immortalises the Soviet space dogs who suffered fatalities in experimentation during the space race of the 1950s. They are immortalised here in their dream after-lives, based off of the translation of their sickeningly sweet pet names. Dezik (simply Dezik), Lisa (fox), Bars (leopard), Lisichka (little fox), Laika (barker), Pchyolka (little bee), Muzhka (little fly).

“We did not learn enough from the mission to justify the death of the dog” - Oleg Gazenko

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