Tag Archives: The Cold War

Sputnik Launced the Start of the Space Race

On this day of 4 October back in 1957, the first manmade object punched its way through Earth atmosphere. Many on the ground believed they could see the Sputnik satellite in the night sky. However, what they probably saw was … Continue reading

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Dalek or Sputnik 3?

Sputnik 3 was launched by Soviet Russian in 1958. It was a sophisticated space lab carrying an array of instruments for cosmic research. It was originally designed to fly first but held back to allowing Russia to accelerate its first … Continue reading

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Yuri’s Day – is everything in the book true?

At the beginning of Yuri’s Day we wrote “Everything in this book is true.” That is a bold claim, and not a popular one to make in these post-modern times. Historians are only too aware that nobody has the complete … Continue reading

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‘Yuri’s Day’ in Russia

Just recently, this website, and the book it promotes, has begun to be noticed in Russia, and other countries of the former Soviet Union. This is very exciting for us, and a great privilege. While we did not intend it … Continue reading

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