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July 22

By Alice E.M. Underwood

The Soviet Union’s first pair of pups launched into space on July 22, 1951, and their suborbital flight was a big pawprint in the Cold War Space Race.​

July 21

By Alice E.M. Underwood

Pokémon goes to Russia – and so do memories of fallen tsars, athletes, street cleaners, and of course, a kitty cat.

July 19

Alexander Gayvoron is a teacher and photographer who lives on Sakhalin. He gives us a quick tour.


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