Thursday, April 12, 2007

to the stars

Czechoslovak poster saying: "Communism opened way to stars.", 1961

On April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin, "the Columbus of the Cosmos" became the first human to travel into space. During his flight, Gagarin famously whistled the tune "The Motherland Hears, The Motherland Knows" (Russian: "Родина слышит, Родина знает").The first two lines of the song are: "The Motherland hears, the Motherland knows/Where her son flies in the sky".


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