design & reprint by kalashnikova
1961 - 2011
Although it is not printed on the postcard, (except in Russian on the stamp) this is Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.
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Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (March 9, 1934 – March 27, 1968) was a pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human being to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on April 12, 1961.