1961: Yuri Gagarin meets Fidel Castro, Havana

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  1. Jeff Hamill

    The Soviet bureaucrats wanted to bask in the red glow of the Cuban revolution, which was — and remains — enormously popular with the peoples of Latin America (and elsewhere). That’s why they sent Gagarin to Cuba, although Gagarin himself seems to have been an honest man.

    Which is just a fancy way of saying that I agree with Marco.


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