Russian organizers have planned to issue thematic postage stamps, coins, commemorative medals and souvenirs on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s space flight. This was reported by TASS with reference to the plan of the main activities at the agency’s disposal for the preparation and celebration of this event in 2021.
A commemorative medal in honor of the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s space flight is planned to be released in February. In addition, at the expense of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation in 2021, a silver coin with a denomination of 25 rubles will be issued, as well as a coin made of a copper-nickel alloy, including a colored coating with a similar denomination.
Tabletop commemorative medals, flags, badges, caps, balls, T-shirts, backpacks and other products are planned for release, NSN writes.
Cosmonautics Day is celebrated in the world on April 12. In 2021, it will be exactly 60 years since the Vostok launch vehicle launched the Vostok-1 spacecraft into orbit, with the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on board. He became the first person to travel into space. After completing one revolution around the Earth, he landed in the Saratov region.
On January 19, it was reported that Russia plans to initiate a discussion on the history and prospects for the development of manned programs in the UN Committee on Space.
On January 16, it became known that in 2021 the Russian Federation will launch a manned spacecraft of the Soyuz series, named after Yuri Gagarin, to the International Space Station (ISS).