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On this day in 1951, the Soviet Union launched the R-1 rocket into space with two dogs. The names of the dogs were Dezik and Cigan the flight lasted 20 minutes and the rocket reached an altitude of 110 km

these were the first living beings to leave the earth Dezik_and_Tsygan.jpg
 

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Is there a translation in English for their names?
 

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According to to the Wikipedia article on Soviet Space Dogs, Cigan, or Tsygan, translates to 'Gypsy'. Dezik, or Desik, is a trickier one. Some quick digging I've done indicates it may translate to 'Country' (as in from the countryside), or else 'Countryman', but this is by no means certain. An alternative possibility, assuming that it may actually be originally a Russian word of Turkish origin, is 'Dry' or else 'Parched'.
 

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According to to the Wikipedia article on Soviet Space Dogs, Cigan, or Tsygan, translates to 'Gypsy'. Dezik, or Desik, is a trickier one. Some quick digging I've done indicates it may translate to 'Country' (as in from the countryside), or else 'Countryman', but this is by no means certain. An alternative possibility, assuming that it may actually be originally a Russian word of Turkish origin, is 'Dry' or else 'Parched'.
yes cigan means gypsy ,
 

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