DescriptionSoviet and Russian Space Dignitary Vasily Savinsky: Lot of Twenty Identification Documents from his Personal Estate. An amazing lot of interesting and rarely-seen IDs in pocket-sized cases, covering about a twenty year period of his long career in the Soviet space program (1985-2004). He worked all his life at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, the "launching place" for Sputnik 1, Luna 1, the landmark Vostok 1 that carried Yuri Gagarin into space, and many others. Savinsky rose in his responsibilities to the important positions of Head of the Society of the Veterans of Baikonur and the Vice President of the Society of Cosmonautics of the Russian Federation. Since the president of the Society is always a well-known cosmonaut, Savinsky essentially ran that important organization.
Of the twenty IDs in this lot, seventeen are directly related to his activities in the space program. They are all individually packaged and fully identified as to date and position; many are also signed by famous cosmonauts such as Gherman Titov, Nikolai Rukavishnikov, and Vladimir Kovalyonok. All are in fine or better condition with normal wear from use.
Also included with this lot is a 4" x 6" color photograph of Savinsky and one of his space-related medals.
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