Andrei Ujica, Out of the present, 1997
In May 1991, the Soviet cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev embarked on his mission to the space station Mir, where he was to remain for ten months – twice as long as planned. During the time he spent in space, the August coup took place in Moscow which was to result in the collapse of the Soviet Union. By the time Krikalev returned to Earth in March 1992 his country was called Russia. He is the first person to have been able to observe the end of a historical era from the vantage point of God.