Yuri Gagarin - Statues

Yuri Gagarin a Russian cosmonaut who was born on March 9, 1934, in Kluchino not far from Moscow, Russia. Gagarin became the first person in space when he flew aboard the Vostok spacecraft in April 1961. He orbited the earth once on this historic flight. The flight lasted 1 hour and 48 minutes. Gagarin was killed in a mysterious plane accident in 1968. A crater on the far side of the moon was later named after him. The town of Kluchino was also renamed Gagarin in 1968. On this website you find statues and monuments related to Yuri Gagarin. Also visit the Lenins of the world website.
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Updated January 13, 2006  
Gagarin, Russia
A wonderful Gagarin statue is placed outside Hotel Vostok in the charmy town of Gagarin. (Gagarin´s place of birth). Photo: Anders Thorsell. Contact information
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Moscow, Russia
A very impressive monolithic stainless steel statue of Russia’s most famous cosmonaut. A fantastic monument placed near a busy intersection named Yuri Gagarin Square in Moscow. Not to be missed!
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Gagarin, Russia
A small Gagarin statue is placed outside the train station in Gagarin.
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Smolensk, Russia
In the dull city of Smolensk. No known details about this statue. Contact me if you have further information about this statue.
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Moscow Russia
This statue is located at the Avenue of Cosmonauts in Moscow near the Space Obelisk. (Vdnkh metro station). There are matching statues of Tereshkova, Belyayev, Leonov, and Komarov as well as larger statues of Korolev and other scientists nearby. The obelisk itself has engravings that include Lenin and someone that looks a lot like Gagarin.
Photo: Johan Edlund.
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Irkutsk, Russia
I don´t know if Gagarin visited Irkutsk but I spotted this monument during my visit there in 2003. Contact me if you have further information about this statue.
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Saratov, Russia
This statue is located outside the Gagarin museum in Saratov.
About Gagarin in Saratov: In 1951 Gagarin trained as a metalworker at the industrial technical school in Saratov, which is southeast of Moscow. While he was in Saratov, he joined a flying club and learned to fly airplanes. His instructor recommended him to the air force, and Gagarin began attending the Soviet Air Force cadet training school at Chkalov (now Orenburg) in Russia in 1955. He graduated from the academy with high distinction in 1957, shortly after the launch of Sputnik 1.Read more
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Saratov, Russia
This statue is located at the volga river in Saratov.
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Star city, Russia
Kosmonaut statue (may be Gagarin) outside the Yuri Gagarin office in star city, outside Moscow.
Getting inside the closed and guarded Star city outside Moscow is not easy. this is the place where kosmonauts are trained, so were also Yuri Gagarin. We were lucky enough to meet some friendly Russians living inside the Star City and they gave us a brief tour of the area. We were however not able to visit Gagarin´s office. Photo: Anders Thorsell. Contact information
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Monino, Russia
A proud kosmonaut (Gagarin?) is standing on duty outside the impressive airplane exhibition in Monino, about 2 hours journey from Moscow.
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Other Gagarin related stuff  
Gagarin memorial plague in the town of Gagarin.
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Gagarin memorial plague in the town of Gagarin.
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