From the Concise Housekeeping Encyclopedia
The Concise Housekeeping Encyclopedia, published in 1954, celebrated a traditional domesticity that would have been alien to the founders of the October Revolution. It reflected a comfort with bourgeois finery that suggested a growing middle class within the Soviet system.
As Soviet cities expanded and proliferated during the post-war years, artists envisioned the ideal metropolis of the Soviet future. From the 1950s to the 1970s, the popular science journal, Tekhnika molodezhi (Youth Technology) featured many covers that displayed gleaming, futuristic cities.