The “missing” cosmonauts: Rumour and reality

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It was very late on the mild spring evening of Wednesday, 27 March 1963. Grigori Nelyubov, along with fellow cosmonaut trainees Ivan Anikeyev and Valentin Filatyev, was returning to the cosmonaut training centre after a long night of drinking and relaxation. The three men were dressed in their air force uniforms, impudently ignoring a regulation stressing that these were not to be worn off-base.


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