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THE MISSION REPORT BY YURI GAGARIN, SOLD AT CHRISTIE'S, COULD BE FAKE
MOSCOW, RUSSIA, The copy of the mission report by Yuri Gagarin, including Gagarin's description of his 108-minute voyage on April 12, 1961, the first manned orbit of Earth, sold at Christie's for 171,000 USD, could be fake. Gagarin's widow, Valentina, disputed the document's authenticity, saying only three copies had been printed, and all were in state archives, and that copies may have been made illegally,...
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