Tuesday, April 12, 2011

RUSSIA – The 75th anniversary of birth U. A. Gagarin (1934- 1968), first astronaut in the world.


Miniature sheet

Gagarin Yury Alekseevich (1934 - 1968) is the Soviet space pilot. Gagarin became the first-ever person who made flight into space on the space ship-companion "East" on April, 12th, 1961. Gagarin flew around globe during 1 hour and 48 minutes and safely returned on the earth. Y.A.Gagarin's name carries Gagarin city (former Gzhatsk), crater on the Moon underside, asteroid № 1772, gold medal FAI (it is awarded since 1968), square in Moscow. In many cities there are streets, prospectuses, squares, parkways, parks, clubs and schools n.a. Gagarin. Stamp represents earlier not published photo of Jury Alekseevich made on April, 12th, 1961 right after landing of the ship “East”. The photographer is V. Smirnov.

Technical Details
Date of Issue: 6 March 2009
Values: stamp of 10.00P
Subject: The 75th anniversary of birth U. A. Gagarin (1934- 1968)
Designer: Moscovets A.
Process: offset
Size: 30.0 mm x 42.0 mm
Perforation: 12 x 12½
Paper: coated
Sheet: with 12 stamps (4x3)

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