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Y.A. Gagarin

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Gagarin

Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (9 March 1934 – 27 March 1968) was a Russian Soviet pilot and cosmonaut He was the first human to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on 12 April 1961.

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Gagarin became an international celebrity, and was awarded many medals and titles, including Hero of the Soviet Union, the nation's highest honour. Vostok 1 marked his only spaceflight, but he served as backup crew to the Soyuz 1mission (which ended in a fatal crash). Gagarin later became deputy training director of the Cosmonaut Training Centreoutside Moscow, which was later named after him. Gagarin died in 1968 when the MiG-15 training jet he was piloting crashed. The Yuri Gagarin Medal is awarded in his honor.
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Cotton factory worker’s dorms in Rostokino

Cotton factory worker’s dorms in Rostokino

186/1/2 Prospekt Mira

As it turns out - the “ugly” house in Rostokino  is one of the most important buildings of the Soviet avant-garde.

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Monuments
Globe planet Earth and the globe of the Universe

Globe planet Earth and the globe of the Universe

Alley of Cosmonauts

"The earth is the cradle of reason, but one can not live forever in the cradle."

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Monuments
Monument to the solar system

Monument to the solar system

Moscow, m.VDNH, Alley of Cosmonauts

Here you can always find out the exact date of launch of the first artificial Earth satellite

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Tikhvin Church in Alekseevskaya

Tikhvin Church in Alekseevskaya

130 Prospekt Mira

The brick five-domed Church of the XVII century is in the middle of a small park by the modern Prospect Mira. This area came within the city not so long ago. Before there was a suburb, the royal track palace and Corps of Marshal Ney lodged in the village in 1812.

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