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Sunday, 21 October 2012

21 October 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World. Gagarin’s Smile vs the Cheshire Cat’s Smile


Gagarin‘s Smile vs the Cheshire Cat’s Smile

Sergei Yolkin

2012

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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.

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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

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://www.ria.ru/caricature/20120412/624180696.html

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