one of a series of Soviet spacecraft, carrying one cosmonaut, used to make the world's first manned spaceflights.
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How to use Vostok in a sentence
In May, the Vostok (“East”) Battalion, another separatist militia, raided and temporarily seized the headquarters of the DPR.
And Chechen fighters from the self-styled Vostok battalion arrived in central Donetsk today for a rally.
As he gave a glowing description of the place, I was reminded of the meaning of the name Vladi-Vostok—possessor of the East.Our Little Cossack Cousin | F. A. Postnikov
British Dictionary definitions for Vostok
any of six manned Soviet spacecraft made to orbit the earth. Vostok 1, launched in April 1961, carried Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space; Vostok 6 carried Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space
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