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    Russian Space Poster

    A couple of months back, whilst at a friend's aunty's house i saw a poster of Yuri Gagarin, which acording to my friend is from Russia (as her aunty and uncle used to frequently travel there). For some reason I was completely taken by th poster, and for the past couple of months have been looking for a copy of this poster but to no luck.

    Could anyone please advise me as to where i could purchase a copy, if it's possible at all.

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    Yes, Gagarin was Russian. I thought everyone knew the name of the first human who travelled to space With regards to the poster, I think it is going to be hard to find one... There is some stuff on ebay, just type Gagarin in the search box...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeM
    Yes, Gagarin was Russian. I thought everyone knew the name of the first human who travelled to space With regards to the poster, I think it is going to be hard to find one... There is some stuff on ebay, just type Gagarin in the search box...
    No, I think he knows that -- it's the poster itself he were saying was from Russia -- which it isn't (or at least it's not in the Russian language); Ukrainian perhaps?
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    It is indeed Ukrainian:

    12 квітня 1961 - 12 April 1961

    April - квітень
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    I did a extensive search for it online, but couldn't find it...
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    Maybe it's just the Ukrainian version of the poster. Gagarin was not Ukrainian, he was born in Russia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    It is indeed Ukrainian:

    12 квітня 1961 - 12 April 1961

    April - квітень
    Off topic, but why does Ukrainian use such a different term for April -- and presumably other months as well? I'm assuming there may be a religious reason (ie one of the other variants of Orthodoxy?)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    Off topic, but why does Ukrainian use such a different term for April -- and presumably other months as well? I'm assuming there may be a religious reason (ie one of the other variants of Orthodoxy?)?
    Well, it's obvious that April isn't a russian/slavic word. Long ago Russians called April "березозол" (evil to birches), because it was the time for getting the birch syrup. Ukrainians still use the Slavic word "квітень" (from "квітка" - flower). April is also known as "цветень" (from цвести, цветок).

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    Ukrainian, Croatian, Slovak, Czech and Polish all have the non-Latin months.

    Ukrainian months and their origins:

    Cічень - cutting (not sure about that)
    Лютий - fierce (ly cold)
    Березень - birch
    Квітень - flowers
    Червень - red
    Травень - grassСерпень - sickle
    Верезень - heather
    Жовтень - yellow
    Листопад - fallen leaves
    Грудень - hard (ground)
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    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    Ukrainian, Croatian, Slovak, Czech and Polish all have the non-Latin months.

    Ukrainian months and their origins: ...
    That's fascinating; I never really thought about how months were named before, but those are really creative yet logical names. Thanks for the info!

    By the way, could Травень be similar to Трава in Russian, which would be grass or weeds? Cічень maybe refers to the need to cut wood (so you don't freeze to death)?
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    hehe, birch syrup (birch sap?) is cool
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    Ukrainian, Croatian, Slovak, Czech and Polish all have the non-Latin months.

    Ukrainian months and their origins: ...
    That's fascinating; I never really thought about how months were named before, but those are really creative yet logical names. Thanks for the info!

    By the way, could Травень be similar to Трава in Russian, which would be grass or weeds? Cічень maybe refers to the need to cut wood (so you don't freeze to death)?
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