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Cosmonautics Day: Russia's Space Exploration In Photos

On April 12, 1961, Vostok 1 orbited the earth with Yury Gagarin aboard, making it the first successful manned space flight in history. To mark this international milestone, Cosmonautics Day is celebrated in Russia and various former Soviet countries. Here’s a look at Russia’s history of space exploration through the years.

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