14 Moscow Loves Gagarin

Moscow Loves Gagarin

Posted on April 13, 2011 by team


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.

Dimitrov street.

This is Manezhnaya Square. April 15, 1961. On that day everybody could easily leave their working place and join the demonstration. People were holding posters in their hands. Some of them were humorous and said something like “I’ll be the second”. There was an atmosphere of joy and happiness. People were proud of their Motherland. What is remarkable, there was a great many of foreigners with flowers and postcards with Gagarin on Manezhnaya Square that day.

And this is the demonstration on Historical avenue on the 12th of April.

Manezhnaya Square. “Moscow – space – Moscow. Hurray!”, “Space is ours”, “We’re the first!”.

1965. Gagarin, his wife and daughters at the Durov’s corner.

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14 Responses to “Moscow Loves Gagarin”

  1. FührerBunker.AT says:

    F. Bunker here.

    He is a hero and a kool dude!

  2. testicules says:

    Coolest guy in the USSR.

  3. mush says:

    Why so much celebration for the 3rd man in space? How about the 1st?

  4. SovMarxist1924 says:

    Considering that N. Khrushchev was “raised” under Stalinism and was just a Ukrainian peasant, he did a remarkable job in leading the nation in promoting Soviet science to spectacular heights-especially after the Dark Ages of Stalin’s lysenkoism and persecution of Jewish scientists. Khrushchev should also be remembered for allowing Soviet scientists and technology to bloom in the “thaw” of the 1950s.

  5. L.S.Zlatopolsky says:

    Coolest guy in the USSR? Viktor Tsoi.

  6. Bogdanov says:

    Hurrah!!

  7. mutings says:

    Hi, would you be so kind and include as well a recent picture of the monument dedicated to Gagarin? Because the last picture shows the monument still under construction, and that I believe makes this celebration of the remembrance of Yuri Gagarin a bit incomplete. Thanks.

  8. shurick31 says:

    крутую машину ему подарили! Я и не слышал о такой.

  9. Vlad the Cad says:

    It is too bad his life was cut short…:(

  10. ras_Orion says:

    Who is 3-rd on photo from Vnukovo? I see Lenin, Gagarin and one unknown for me man…./

  11. Arvid Blomerus says:

    “Felt ill at ease in such a luxurious car.”

    No wonder when most people waited years for some box on wheels with engine blown after 100km.

    Believe or not, derived of this sentiment, back here in this strange land, you had to pay serious extra tax to have factory-fitted sun roofs, electric mirrors and even ass warmers in seats.

    Cars were then of course imported without these “bourgeois” equipment.

    I mean think about the sort of people that must´ve been controlling these things…their life´s work used to be those taxes.

  12. USSR Space says:

    Ura Gagarinu!

  13. kin says:

    Would accept a gift – in the homeland would declare the traitor.
    Such time was also such relations.

  14. saber says:

    well as i heard stories gagarin was sent to crazy nut house beacuse after the flight they asked him if he saw God and he was suppose to say NO (to prove that there is no GOD lives in the universe), but he told his officers that he saw something and thought that it was an angel or something and that the angel told him to say to the people of USSR what he saw and heard, so to the public when he was asked did he seen GOD he said NO, and shortly after he began to have nightmares and later on put in the nut house were he was later died, and USSR leader was afraid of ppl and told them that he died in the airplane crash, who knows go figure

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