The foreign Ministry criticized the state Department message on the Day of cosmonautics

MOSCOW, 12 APR – RIA Novosti. The message of the state Department on the International day of human flight into space with no mention of Yuri Gagarin — is disinformation and sneaky technique of the era of postpreda, the foreign Ministry said.

Earlier on the Russian page of the American foreign Ministry about:blank came the congratulations with International day of human flight into space, which is celebrated annually on 12 April. The report said that “59 years ago, was made the first human flight to space.”

“we Remind our colleagues from the state Department that the first man in space was the Soviet cosmonaut, his name is Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin,” — said the publication of the foreign Ministry in Facebook.

In Russia, 12 April Cosmonautics Day set in 1962 in honor of the world’s first manned flight into space, accomplished by Yuri Gagarin on the spacecraft “Vostok” April 12, 1961.