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        Soviet Pride | The Cold War | The 20th Century Since 1945: Postwar Politics

        5th March 1959: A Sputnik III, the original was launched on 15th May 1958. Weighing 1 ton 6 cwts it is 11ft 8 inches high. Used as a geophysical lab investigating earth's magnetic field it finished orbiting on 6th April 1960. Standing in front of this model is Soviet !st Secretary Nikita Khrushchev (centre) and the East German leader Mr Grotewohl at the Leipzig Fair in East Germany. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

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