Work also began on what became the only real results of this endeavour into world audio-visual domination - The Rocket and The Chetnic.
The Rocket was huge. Set on a railway flat car, The Rocket could project onto passing clouds. Stalin laughed at the fact that American children had to go to schools to all crowd around a small film strip projector. With the Rocket, children could learn while being industrious in the fields of the motherland, periodically glancing up at passing clouds to study multiplication tables, party policy, or a quick history lesson about the October Revolution. The Rocket was a wonder to see in action.
Unfortunately, Stalin's interest started to shift back to the domination of space. What caused this sudden shift in thinking? Could it have been the incredible costs of replacement lamps? The fact that there were not may places east of the Urals that had electricity to power the projector? The answer is that Stalin finally realized that audio-visual technology was an area of septic backwater. The future was in sending small dogs into the stratosphere. And those small dogs would be Soviet dogs.