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April 12 was the 60th anniversary of human space flight, coinciding with the date in 1961 when Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin first orbited the Earth aboard a Vostok 1 spacecraft.
In this week's Odder News, Russia goes wild for Yuri Gagarin, a new law against potty mouths backfires, and a four-day workweek may be imminent.
In this week's Odder News: a forgetful traveler, spaceman transport, and the seal of approval.
Presidents eating ice cream, kids reporting toy theft to police… summer is almost over, thank Allah.
The moon landing as it was (not) seen from Russia.
Take a rocket launch into the dizzying expanses of Soviet space propaganda.
Which would you rather: be trapped in the Arctic or accused of treason? Okay, not a fun game. But a worthwhile read about the latest in Russian news.
Yury Gagarin’s 108-minute space flight on April 12, 1961, propelled him to a level of celebrity never before known to any Soviet. His smiling face graced postal stamps, Palekh souvenir boxes, and fine porcelain, as he mingled with the beau monde of planet Earth.
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