Behind The Iron Curtain: Cosmonautics Day (Multimedia Edition)

April 12th is the Cosmonautics Day celebrating the first manned space flight accomplished on that day in 1961 by the cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. I mentioned it last year so today I will just post some pictures and a video clip.

This is the Monument To The Conquerors of Space in Moscow.

Space theme in the Soviet Greeting Cards. Notice that the Soviet postcards didn’t include any text so a person had to actually write something, not just sign their name under some sappy Hallmark verse.

Lastly, this song “Do you know what a guy he was” about Gagarin became the Song of The Year in 1971. Gagarin would have been 75 this year.

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From the bowels of the communist Motherland thrust into soulless grind of gears of capitalism. Only accent and good looks survive.