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Russia - 15th Anniversary of Man in Space (1976)
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Country
USSR - Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Type
Postcard
Class
Commemorative
Front Inscription
15-ЛЕТИЕ ПЕРВОГО В МИРЕ ПОЛЕТА ЧЕЛОВЕКА В КОСМОС
Face Value
4 Kopek
Gum
No Gum
Dimension
145 × 106 mm
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Mint Never Hinged - Extra Fine
CATALOG INFORMATION
35
Michel Briefmarken Katalog
Russia - 15th Anniversary of Man in Space (1976)
Russia Postcard - 15th Anniversary of the World's First Space Flight (1976)

Portrait of Y.A. Gagarin in pressurised helmet.

Blank reverse.

On 12 April 1961, Soviet Air Forces pilot, Major Yuri Gagarin (1934-1968) became the first man to orbit the Earth. The Vostok spacecraft with Gagarin inside was launched atop the launch vehicle by the same name and completed one orbit of the Earth in 89 minutes. Just prior to landing, at an altitude of 23,000, feet, Gagarin was ejected from the Vostok capsule and parachuted safely to Earth. Internationally, the flight seemed to confirm the perception that the USSR was ahead of the United States in the space race that had begun with the Soviet launch of sputnik in 1957.

Original Cyrillic Text

АВИА

СССР

Юрий Алексеевич Гагарин

Индекс предприятия связи места назначения

куда

Кому

Индекс предприятия связи и адрес
отправителя

© Министерство связи СССР 1976 • Л 120691 25/Х1-75 г. МТГ. Зак. 822. Ц. 5 к.

Google translation,
AVIATION
 
USSR
 
Yuri Gagarin
 
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where
 
whom
 
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sender
 
© Ministry of Communications of the USSR in 1976 • A 120691 25/H1-75, the MTG. Zach. 822. Ts 5 K.

Cyrillic on Indicia
15-ЛЕТИЕ ПЕРВОГО В МИРЕ ПОЛЕТА ЧЕЛОВЕКА В КОСМОС
ЛЕТЧИК КОСМОНАВТ
СССР
ПОЧТА 1976 СССР К4
Google translation,
15TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST WORLD human space flight
pilot-cosmonaut
USSR
MAIL USSR 1976 4K
Size: 56 x 23 mm.
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