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12 Cool Pieces of Space History You Can See in Russia (and Kazakhstan)

Olympic torch

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This Olympic torch was flown to the International Space Station in 2013 ahead of the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Cosmonauts took the torch out on a spacewalk as part of the traditional torch relay. The torch now resides at the RKK Energia Museum in Moscow.

Space-flown Soyuz

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Visitors to the RKK Energia Museum in Moscow can climb inside a space-flown Soyuz (which comes equipped with a mannequin). This particular spacecraft, called Soyuz-T3, flew on a 12-day mission starting on Nov. 27, 1980. It also visited the former Soviet Union's Salyut 6 space station.

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