Monthly Archives: April 2020

Russian Cosmonaut Day

Russian Cosmonaut Day is Celebrated every April 12, and I figured I would use this to feature Russia’s 1980 souvenir sheet issued to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the first-ever spacewalk. This took place on March 18, 1965, by Alexei Leonov. 

 

The spacewalk lasted 12 minutes and 9 seconds and commenced 90 minutes after the Voskhod 2 mission started. You can read more about the mission, the first spacewalk by going to  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voskhod_2.

The Stations of the Cross

On this Good Friday, I find it appropriate to add a quick post on Paraguay’s 1970 issue on the Stations of the Cross. 

The Stations of the Cross are a series of 14 images that depict the last hours of Jesus from his being condemned to die to his burial in the tomb.  

Happy Easter everyone and please stay healthy and safe and remember to practice social/physical distancing.