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    In space everybody was equal.

    At least for a day. Let's celebrate the only day in history the USSR didn't suck.

    Yay, Comrade Yuri Gagarin. Some comrades are more equal than others.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DrZoidberg View Post
    At least for a day. Let's celebrate the only day in history the USSR didn't suck.

    Yay, Comrade Yuri Gagarin. Some comrades are more equal than others.

    Didn't suck? Him getting back alive was more about luck than not sucking.

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    Really getting in the spirit of things, there, Loren Pechtel.
    "Banish me from Eden when you will, but first let me eat of the tree of knowledge."

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrZoidberg View Post
    At least for a day. Let's celebrate the only day in history the USSR didn't suck.
    The USSR had quite a few non-sucky days.

    Sure, it had a lot of sucky days in between; But certainly in principle if not always in practice, Soviet ideas of sexual equality were WAY ahead of their time.

    Many of their best front line combat personnel in WWII, including aviators and tank commanders, were women. And that's two decades before Gargarin's first space flight, three decades before western 'Womens Lib' movements, and seven decades before the UK allowed women as front line soldiers. The USA is still working on it.

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    There is a scandal in Russia, apparently russian version of the The US State Department congratulated everybody with 12 April without mentioning USSR/Russia, Gagarin and with a picture of american astronaut. I don't have a Facebook account and can't confirm. If someone has Facebook please make a screenshot for me.

    I believe this is a link: https://www.facebook.com/usaporusski...05630063057894

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbos View Post
    Odd. Did Putin have some kind of problem with Gagarin?

    Maybe they will mention Gagarin on the 100th anniversary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skepticalbip View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by barbos View Post
    Odd. Did Putin have some kind of problem with Gagarin?

    Maybe they will mention Gagarin on the 100th anniversary.
    I did not know Putin was a head of US State Department.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbos View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by barbos View Post
    Odd. Did Putin have some kind of problem with Gagarin?

    Maybe they will mention Gagarin on the 100th anniversary.
    I did not know Putin was a head of US State Department.
    My error. I thought it was a Tass article commemorating space flight rather than a Tass article criticizing the U.S State Department.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loren Pechtel View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DrZoidberg View Post
    At least for a day. Let's celebrate the only day in history the USSR didn't suck.

    Yay, Comrade Yuri Gagarin. Some comrades are more equal than others.

    Didn't suck? Him getting back alive was more about luck than not sucking.
    That's still true for any space mission

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