Gagarin‘s Smile vs the Cheshire Cat’s Smile
Родина слышит,Родина знает (Rodina slyshit, rodina znyaet: The Motherland hears, the Motherland knows) is a very popular Russian song released at the time of Gagarin’s flight, and most Russians think of the one when they think of the other.
On 12 April 1961, the Vostok-1 spacecraft, with Yuri Gagarin aboard, the the first cosmonaut to fly into outer space, lifted-off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Gagarin’s flight around the earth lasted 108 minutes, then, the descent module successfully passed through the atmosphere to land in Saratov Oblast.
12 April 2012