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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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St. Petersburg is located in the North-West of Russia. 300 years ago Peter the Great, the first Russian Emperor, founded it as the new capital of the Russian Empire. The city remained the capital of Russia for over 200 years and right now it is the second largest metropolis in the country.

 

St. Petersburg is often called the Northern capital of Russia, the Palmyra of the North, or the Northern Venice. The city is situated on 42 islands that are washed by the waters of 90 rivers, arms of the Neva River, and channels. There are over 300 bridges in St. Petersburg that are an inseparable part of the city view.

 

St. Petersburg is a world cultural phenomenon. Its architectural ensembles created by famous Dutch, Italian, French, and Russian architects, embankments of the Neva River and multiple channels, palaces and parks all leave an unforgettable impression with everyone who comes here.

 

Today St. Petersburg is a large industrial, transportation, scientific and cultural center of Russia with a population of over 5 million people. St. Petersburg has 3 airports and six railway stations, maritime commercial and passenger ports, and a river port. There are about 150 museums in the city, 40 galleries and modern art exhibition halls. Today guests of the city can stay at over 200 hotels of different categories.

 

MIR Travel Company is glad to offer you tours to St. Petersburg and show you the city in all its diversity.