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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HUMAN SPACE FLIGHTS

12 April 2021

This week we are celebrating the International Day of Human Space Flight. This day is a special day for our country - a day of pride, as on April 12, 1961, a citizen of the Soviet Union, Yuri Gagarin, for the first time in the world made an orbital flyby of the Earth, opening the era of manned space flights.
NEW PROJECT OF THE MUSEUM OF COSMONAUTICS

08 April 2021

Russian News Agency TASS and its educational project Newm together with the Museum of Cosmonautics of Moscow have launched a new project - a series of videos dedicated to the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's flight into space. The first of the three stories introduces viewers to the process of rocketing the Vostok launch vehicle and placing the spacecraft in orbit.

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RUSSIA RESUMES INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS AS FROM 1 AUGUST

13 April 2021

Russia resumes international flights as from 1 August! At the beginning, flights from 3 Russian cities - Moscow, St. Petersburg and Rostov-on-Don will be operated to the United Kingdom, Turkey and Tanzania. The Russian authorities require all foreign citizens arriving to Russia and Russian citizens returning to their country to have a negative test for COVID-19, made no earlier than 72 hours before departure.

In the future, the list of directions is planned to be expanded. Negotiation with 30 countries is in process at the moment. It is proposed to resume flights with 12 countries more: Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Finland, China, Vietnam, Mongolia and Sri Lanka. The department has found the epidemic situation satisfactory there.

Many countries have strict conditions for entry, including a two-week quarantine. So far, there are only 8 states that are ready to receive Russian tourists on easy terms. These are Turkey, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Maldives, Croatia, Egypt and United Arab Emirates.