The Soyuz program was a Russian manned space program that began in the early 1960s. The early Soyuz program was plagued by tragedy. The first manned flight was Soyuz 1 which was launched on April 23, 1967. It was piloted by Vladimir Komarov who was later killed when the parachutes failed to open during re-entry. It was the first fatality in the history of human spaceflight. Four years later, the entire 3-member crew of Soyuz 11 was killed when the cabin depressurized during flight because of a faulty seal. The program moved forward, and after design modifications, the Soyuz became a reliable spacecraft for transporting astronauts to Earth orbit. It would later be used to transport crews to the orbiting Salyut and Mir Stations and the International Space Station (ISS).

The Interkosmos program was developed during 1978 to give access other countries access to Russia's space program. The program included allied east-European nations, as well as other socialist and communist nations like Afghanistan, Cuba, Mongolia and Vietnam. In addition non-aligned nations such as India, Syria, and France also participated in the program. Special mission insignia were developed to commemorate the Interkosmos missions and to highlight the nations that participated in each mission.

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Soyuz 1

Launch: April 23, 1967

Soyuz 3

Launch: October 26, 1968

Soyuz 4

Launch: January 14, 1969
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Soyuz 5

Launch: January 15, 1969

Soyuz 6

Launch: October 11 1969

Soyuz 7

Launch: October 12, 1969
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Soyuz 8

Launch: October 13, 1969

Soyuz 9

Launch: June 1 1970

Soyuz 10

Launch: April 22, 1971
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Soyuz 11

Launch: June 6, 1971

Soyuz 16

Launch: December 2, 1974

Soyuz 18

Launch: May 24, 1975
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Soyuz 19

Launch: July 15, 1975

Soyuz 28

Launch: March 2, 1978

Soyuz 30

Launch: March 2, 1978
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Soyuz 31

Launch: August 26, 1978

Soyuz 32

Launch: February 25, 1979

Soyuz 33

Launch: April 10, 1979
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Soyuz 36

Launch: May 26, 1980

Soyuz 37

Launch: July 23, 1980

Soyuz 38

Launch: September 18, 1980
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Soyuz 39

Launch: March 22, 1981

Soyuz 40

Launch: May 14, 1981

Soyuz T-6

Launch: June 24, 1982
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Soyuz T6

Launch: June 24, 1982

Soyuz T9

Launch: June 27, 1983

Soyuz T11

Launch: April 3, 1984
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Soyuz 28
Interkosmos Program

Launch: March 2, 1978

Soyuz 30
Interkosmos Program

Launch: March 2, 1978

Soyuz 31
Interkosmos Program

Launch: August 26, 1978
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Soyuz 33
Interkosmos Program

Launch: April 10, 1979

Soyuz 36
Interkosmos Program

Launch: May 26, 1980

Soyuz 37
Interkosmos Program

Launch: July 23, 1980
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Soyuz 38
Interkosmos Program

Launch: September 18, 1980

Soyuz 39
Interkosmos Program

Launch: March 22, 1981

Soyuz 40
Interkosmos Program

Launch: May 14, 1981
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Soyuz Interkosmos

Program Insignia Version 1

Soyuz Interkosmos

Program Insignia Version 2

Soyuz Interkosmos

Program Insignia Version 3