Tagged: Soviet Union

Who was the First Person in Space?

Outer space refers to the region beyond the envelope of the earth’s atmosphere. Humanity reached a major milestone of our existence, when on April 12, 1961, the Soviet Union successfully...

30 Amazing Facts about Yuri Gagarin

The Soviet Union accomplished a remarkable space exploration feat on April 12, 1961. At about 9:00 am that day, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was launched into space aboard Vostok 1 spacecraft....

How Did Stalin Rise to Power?

Throughout the early 1900s, Joseph Stalin featured prominently for the Bolsheviks – the militant wing of the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party (RSDLP). After getting elected by his local Bolsheviks...