USSR in American Magazine Covers

Some of those are pretty amusing. In no particular order.

1956 – Khrushchev denounces Stalin, as pointed out by the Kremlin tower standing on Stalin’s portrait. Previously Stalin’s portrait on the floor – years and years of Gulag, or worse. Roses are wrapped in the Soviet newspaper “Pravda” (Truth).

TIME cover 04-30-1956 fanciful illustration of Russian leader Nikita Khrushchev. © Time Inc. Boris Artzybasheff,

TIME cover 05-18-1925 Russian revolutionary exile Leon Trotsky. © Time Inc.

Cover of LIFE magazine dated 10-05-1959 showing Russian premier Nikita Khrushchev holding up ear of corn during tour of US. © Time Inc. Hank Walker

TIME cover 02-25-1974 Soviet dissident writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn. © Time Inc.Chris Bennett

Stalin is extra-wrinkly here.

TIME cover 02-05-1945 ill. of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. © Time Inc.Ernest Hamlin Baker

TIME cover 07-20-1953 ill. of Soviet Secret police NKVD chief Lavrenty Beria. © Time Inc.Giro.

TIME cover 09-12-1983 illustration of Soviet jets destroying Korean passenger plane. © Time Inc.Burt Silverman.

TIME cover 05-04-1970 drawing of Russian leader Leonid Brezhnev. © Time Inc.Boris Chaliapin.

Communist Khrushchev – superbombs and serviceable footwear.

TIME cover 11-30-1953 ill. of Russian leader Nikita Khrushchev. © Time Inc.Giro.

Bearded baby Castro.

TIME cover 10-03-1960 cartoon depicting Russian leader Nikita Khrushchev & satellite communist country leaders. © Time Inc.

TIME cover: 06-05-1972 on the Moscow Summit. On cover (Top L-R) Soviet president Podgorny, Nixon and Brezhnev (Bottom) Pat Nixon talking w/ Russian reporters. Photo Credits: Wally McNamee (top); Steve Northup (bottom). © Time Inc.

TIME cover 09-19-1983 "Putting Moscow on the Defensive" re downing of Korean Air Flight 007 by Soviet fighter jet; Ronald Reagan by David Hume Kennerly and UN airing of Soviet pilot's transmissions by Brian F. Alpert-Keystone. © Time Inc.

TIME cover 07-21-1975 "Space Spectacular" US-Soviet space Link-up. © Time Inc.Birney Lettick.

TIME cover 03-16-1953 ill of Russian dictator Joseph Stalin. © Time Inc. Boris Artzybasheff.

Stalin – man of the year 1943.

TIME cover: 01-04-1943 ill. of Russian dictator Joseph Stalin. © Time Inc.Boris Artzybasheff.

Stalin – man of the year 1940.

TIME cover 01-01-1940 ill. of Russian dictator Joseph Stalin. © Time Inc.Ernest Hamlin Baker.

TIME cover 06-13-1960 ill. of Russian leader Nikita Khrushchev. © Time Inc.Giro.

TIME cover 05-29-1972 ill. of Russian leader Leonid Brezhnev. © Time Inc.Harvey Simpson.

TIME cover 04-21-1961 "Russia's Yuri Gagarin." Illustration of the cosmonaut by Boris Chaliapin. © Time Inc.