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FDC made in the Soviet Union, 1981. The text on the envelope reads:”Y. gagarin of the Smolensk region”, and:”Monument of Yuir Gagarin”. Yuri Gagarin became the first human in outer space when his Vostok spacecraft completed one orbit of the Earth on 12 April 1961 in the Vostok 1 mission. Gagarin became an international celebrity and was awarded many medals and titles, including Hero of the Soviet Union, his nation’s highest honour. Gagarin died in 1968 when the training jet he was piloting crashed.