On March 23rd, Moscow gave a hero's welcome to the crew of the spaceship Voskhod-Two, the astronauts Pavel Belyaev and Alexei Leonov.
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Background: On March 23rd, Moscow gave a hero's welcome to the crew of the spaceship Voskhod-Two, the astronauts Pavel Belyaev and Alexei Leonov.
The Vnukovo airport is festively decorated. The leaders of the Communist party and the Soviet government, astronauts, representatives of the people of Moscow, and members of the diplomatic corps are there to meet the space heroes.
The Il-18 airliner is escorted by jet fighters.
The astronauts Pavel Belyaev and Alexei Leonov alight from it and are walking to the government platform. Colonel Belyaev, skipper of the Voskhod Two, has reported to the party and government leaders that the assignment was carried out successfully.
The space heroes were heartily greeted by their families and relatives, the other astronauts and Muscovites who gathered in the airport.
The astronauts were presented to members of the diplomatic corps.
In an open car docked with flowers Pavel Belyaev and Alexei Leonov drove through Moscow to Red Square where a rally was held in honour of the new Soviet victory in space exploration.
Jubilant people filled the square. On the Lenin