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USSR - 20th Cosmonautics Day Celebration (1981) FULL SET OF 3
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Country
USSR - Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
Type
MaxiCard (Maximum Card)
Class
Special Issue
Issued Date
12/04/1981
Postmark
12/04/1981
Postmark Town
Moscow Head Post Office
Gum
Gum
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
First Day Postmark - Very Fine
CATALOG INFORMATION
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Michel Briefmarken Katalog
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Michel Briefmarken Katalog
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Michel Briefmarken Katalog
USSR - 20th Cosmonautics Day Celebration (1981) FULL SET OF 3
The first manned space flight made on 12 April 1961 by the 27-year-old Russian Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. Gagarin circled the Earth for 1 hour and 48 minutes aboard the Vostok 1 spacecraft.

The holiday was established in the Soviet Union one year later, on 9 April 1962. In modern Russia, it is celebrated in accordance with Article 1.1 of the Law "On the Days of Military Glory and the Commemorative Dates in Russia".

Significance: A celebration to commemorate the first manned earth orbit.
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