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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HUMAN SPACE FLIGHTS

12 April 2021

This week we are celebrating the International Day of Human Space Flight. This day is a special day for our country - a day of pride, as on April 12, 1961, a citizen of the Soviet Union, Yuri Gagarin, for the first time in the world made an orbital flyby of the Earth, opening the era of manned space flights.
NEW PROJECT OF THE MUSEUM OF COSMONAUTICS

08 April 2021

Russian News Agency TASS and its educational project Newm together with the Museum of Cosmonautics of Moscow have launched a new project - a series of videos dedicated to the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's flight into space. The first of the three stories introduces viewers to the process of rocketing the Vostok launch vehicle and placing the spacecraft in orbit.

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Yekaterinburg

Yekaterinburg is the main city in the Ural mountain range region. The fourth most popular tourist destination among Russian cities. The city was founded in 1723, its name alludes to Catherine I of Russia, the second wife of Emperor Peter the Great. Yekaterinburg is a modern city with a glorious past: the cultural, economic and industrial center of the up-and-coming Urals region. The city is located on the geographical border between Europe and Asia. The intercontinental dividing landmark is located 38 kilometers west of Yekaterinburg, where you can take your picture with a monument between Europe and Asia with one foot in Europe and the other - in Asia.

 

There is a sad story related to this city because it is the place where the family of the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II was deported and later executed. In that place the beautiful Church on Blood was built. Another place related to the history of the Romanovs is Ganina Yama (the Ganya's Pit) - a historical complex located 15 km north of Yekaterinburg in a picturesque forest.

 

The architecture of the city is a mix of styles from different historical periods, from classicism to the famous constructivism of the Soviet era. There are also modern high-tech buildings, for example, the Yeltsin-Center museum. With a modern and dazzling exterior architecture, it is a civic space and museum dedicated to Perestroika, the period when the USSR converted to the Russian Federation. The exhibition includes the latest technologies, authentic documents and many artifacts of the time.