A great desktop piece completely handmade in the mid 60’s from bakelite, red plastic plate and a piece of cut Plexiglass. On top an ebonite rocket. The whole thing is screwed together layer by layer. Unique item! The desktop is modelled from the enormous Conquerors Of Space monument in Moscow.
The monument is a giant obelisk erected in Moscow in 1964 to celebrate achievements of the Soviet people in space exploration. It depicts a starting rocket that rises on its exhaust plume. The monument is 107 meters (351 feet) tall, has 77° incline, and is made of titanium. The Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics is located inside the base of the monument.