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 Monument to Gagarin on Leninsky Avenue 

 
 

     Gagarin monument was established in 1980 for the Olympics-80 on Gagarin Square on Leninsky Avenue. A statue of Yuri Gagarin is set at a high ribbed pedestal. The statue is made from titanium. Its height is 42.5 m and total weight is 12 tons. At the foot of the monument you can see a copy of the descent capsule of "Vostok" spaceship on which on the 12th of April 1961 Yuri Gagarin made the first flight into space. Monument to Yuri Gagarin became the world's first large-size monument made from titanium. The figure of Gagarin is oriented upwards. The high ribbed pedestal is an important part of the composition as it symbolizes the start of a space rocket.


 
     
 

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