Here is a compilation of photos dedicated to the first man in space - Yuri Gagarin. It's not a sin to write about heroes the second day running, right? All of them were taken in Moscow and show all the joy and love of Russian people to their hero.
Volkhonka Street. Waiting for the Gagarin's procession.
Vnukovo airport. Initially nobody was going to make such a great welcome of Gagarin in Moscow. The decision was made by Nikita Khrushchev at the very last moment. Moreover, he ordered to raise the great cosmonaut in rank. So soon after the meeting he became a major.
Lenin avenue. People welcome Gagarin.
Whole Moscow welcomes him. The lessons are canceled at schools and everybody goes outdoors. This was the second time since the Victory Day when Russian people rejoiced so much.