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THREAD: In honour of #Apollo50th, a look at how the #Moon landing was reported in the USSR and elsewhere
On Radio Moscow's home service, Vladimir Tregubov saluted the astronauts and the Soviet pioneers of space exploration. #Apollo50
In Pravda newspaper, a writer identified as Vinogradov personally congratulated the astronauts on their mission
Pravda also rebuked President Nixon for saying people in the USSR had not seen the moon landing on TV. #Apollo50th
Radio Moscow's services to Africa, Latin America and Asia told listeners of their "unintended and uncomprehended contribution" to the #Apollo11 mission
Records from the Far East on the day after the #MoonLanding show a new naming trend in Japan, but no mention of #Apollo11 in China, North Korea or North Vietnam. #Apollo50th
This report from Indonesia on 21st July 1969 reminds us that the world was beset by conflict when man went to the Moon. #Apollo50th
North Vietnamese media first reported the #MoonLanding on 26th July 1969, but praised Soviet ingenuity for advances in space exploration. #Apollo50th #Apollo50
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