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General Monuments

Monument to Yuri Gagarin

Monument to Yuri Gagarin

ountry: Russia

Locality: Moscow

Nearest metro station: Leninsky Prospekt

Established: 1980

Sculptor: P.I. Bondarenko

Architect: Ya.B. Belopolsky, F.M. Gazhevsky

  Designer: A.F. Sudakov



Monument to Yuri GagarinWith great pleasure and pride we introduce you the monument to the First earthman who flew to space and opened a door to the future and new world. The monument is 42.5 meters in high.

Sculpture of Yuri Gagarin was made from titan and placed on the high ribbed pedestal. He like a rocket VOSTOK, by what he flew to the space, directed to blue sky and pedestal like vapor trail stayed as route to new and mysterious world.

There is a model of the space capsule next to the pedestal. There is a memorial inscription on the space capsule: 12 April 1961 Soviet Union's spaceship VOSTOK with human on the board made the first flight around the earth. The first human who flew to the space is citizen of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin.

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Creation history

Monument to Yuri GagarinThe monument was established to the Olympic Games in Moscow in 1980. Project was made by big group specialists. Place was chosen because on this road Yuri Gagarin came to Moscow with his report about success mission.

How to find

Go to metro station and exit backward square of Gagarin, where you will see the monument not just to human but to progress of whole humanity.