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2010-06-17 11:48:21

According to Russia's Federal Space Agency, cosmonaut Leonid Kizim died on Monday at the age of 68. Kizim, a veteran of two earlier space flights, was born on August 5, 1941 in Krasnyi Lyman in the Ukraine.  He graduated as a pilot in 1963 from the Chernigov Lenin Komsomol Higher Air Force and flew as a test pilot and parachutist before becoming a cosmonaut. In 1969 he served on the support crews for the joint missions of Soyuz 6,7 and 8.  He flew with crewmate Vladimir Solovyov...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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