On the 60th anniversary of the first human flight into space

60 years ago, on the 13th of April 1961, Major Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin made his historic flight to the cosmos on board the Vostok. He became the first human being to leave the earths atmosphere and to orbit earth. The Peking Review wrote on this occasion:

„Such a miraculous achievement made by the Soviet people under the leadership of the Communist Party and Government of the Soviet Union has not only carried the development of human science to a new height, but also tremendously strengthened the might of the socialist camp and the forces defending world peace; it has immensely encouraged the peoples of the world in their struggle against imperialist aggression and for the victory of the cause of peace, national liberation, democracy and socialism.“