Saturday, April 4, 2009

Russia Gagarin FDC

Russia FDC
The 75th Anniversary of Birth of Yuri Gagarin
Date of Issue: 06 March 2009

Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin (Russian: Ю́рий Алексе́евич Гага́рин; 9 March 1934 - 27 March 1968), Hero of the Soviet Union, was a Soviet cosmonaut. On 12 April 1961, he became the first human in space and the first to orbit the Earth. He received medals from around the world for his pioneering tour in outer space. More...

Comment: Stamp represents earlier not published photo of Yuri Gagarin made on April, 12th, 1961 right after landing of the ship "East". The photographer is V. Smirnov.

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