Yuri Gagarin had always been thought of as an ideal man, always with a smile on his face, the symbol of the country, hero of the nation. He was taken so much care of and was so highly valued that for the long period of time he could not do what he liked most - he could not fly. Many historians believe it was the reason why he finally crashed performing his training
flight on the MIG-15UTI - he simply had no enough practice. What kind of a person he really was? What was he dreaming about and what did he like? You are about to see some rare photos of Yuri Gagarin where he appears as an ordinary Soviet man, father and friend, a person who likes various normal activities like fishing and hunting.