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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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MUSEUMS BEGIN TO REOPEN

14 April 2021

Russian Federal Air Transport Agency announces that coronavirus-related international flight restrictions have been extended again. Until the 1st of August country’s borders will remain closed for the foreign tourists. Nevertheless, museums and exhibition halls gradually begin to reopen. The Moscow Museum of Modern Art, «Garage», the Multimedia Art Museum, the Moscow Museum and some other museums have already started receiving visitors. Since the 16th of June, museum open areas and parks are also available. In St. Petersburg, museum life will begin from the 6th of July - the Peter and Paul Fortress will be the first one to open. Other regions are not far behind, gradually lifting restrictions. The precautions that will remain obligatory are temperature control at the entrance, wearing masks and gloves and social distancing. Besides, the simultaneous number of visitors will be restricted according to the size of the museum.