chernushka

Veterans of the orbital dog missions went on display at a March 1961 press conference: Chernushka (Чернушка, “Blackie”) stands far right and behind her is Belka (Белка, “Squirrel”). Center right is Zvezdochka (Звёздочка, “Starlet”), fresh from her orbital mission. The proud mother, Strelka (Стрелка, “Arrow”), sits front left, surrounded by her litter.