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After Laika was published, I had a conversation with the author Chris Dubbs whose earlier book on the Soviet cosmodog program, Animals in Space, an excellent and exhaustive work on all those experimental animals who were launched into orbit, including Laika. Chris had come across this photo of two cosmodog carers in the course of their research that I hadn’t seen before. The woman on the right is spookily similar to my fictional character Yelena Alexandrovna Dubrovsky. I thought I was making her up, but maybe I wasn’t. (via Nick Abadzis - Laika)

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