Future Face of Gagarin

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Yuri Gagarin, first man in space, first Russian cosmonaut, you probably know him.

People from Latvia know him too, they say that during the Soviet Times Russian authorities wanted to rename Latvian capital city Riga after Yuri Gagarin to Gagarin city, but they didn’t for some reason. So they decided to commemorate the glory of the hero in bit different way. They have made a monument of Gagarin, but not just a monument. Yuri tragically died in plane accident during the test flights he participated in while on his service in Russian army in his young age. Latvian monument builders decided to imagine what if he didn’t die how he could like at his 70s and built such a monument which tends to look how Yuri Gagarin could look in his old ages. You can see it below:

yuri gagarin monument in Riga

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20 thoughts on “Future Face of Gagarin”

  1. After seeing this statue I am somehow glad he died on his young age. Like Che also. I think people would not be wearing so much Gagarin or Che t-shirts if they had lived to old age.

    • yes indeed

      He is kinda hot, but why the hell would anyone name Riga after Gagarin? Wasn’t he from the Ukraine? wouldn’t it be better to have a Gararin(kiev) chicken?

      Can I get a Chicken Kiev in Kiev?

      Can I find a hot Latvian cop in Riga? (or are they all in Melbourne, Australia).

      are there answers to the mysteries of life?

      • Dear angella A,

        1)Why name Riga after Gagarin? On the same logic as Köninsberg is named after Kalinin or Volvograd was named after Stalin or St:Petersburg after Lenin aka. Russian-Communistic logic. And yes, Yury G. was born in Russia.

        2)You can get chicken kiev in Kiev if you order “kotleta po-kievskij” in restaurant. And, yes it is so tasty!

        3)You can find Latvian cops in Riga. Are they hot or not, well you just have to go there and see yourself (if you get a visa to travel there that is).

        4)No.

        Yours truly,

  2. This was on the Russian TV Show “Cho? Gde? Kogda? (What? Where? When?). It’s a show where viewers mail in their questions, and a team of 6 people has to try and figure out the answer in one minute. The question was something like “An artist studies images of several people in order to sculpt this bust. The bust is what the subject would have looked like at the age of 70 in 2004. Who is the subject?”

    They got it right. (I think so? I can’t exactly remember haha”

  3. he is not from the ukraine for sure? ggarin from smolensk region – learn the hardware as it used to be said in ru-net:))))))))))
    the idea of the monument is imbecilic for 100% as well as ideas of monuments to the Waffen SS in Latvia

    • Poor corgi, it is so sad, that you are afraid of something that doesn’t exist for more than 60 years. poor commie 🙁 Poor corgi, it is so sad that you are brainwashed by great power of russian mass media 🙁

      • … Though you were right in calling him Commie in a sense that the peculiar type of emerging “velvet” Eurasian Fascism led by ex-KGB junta in Russia draws heavily from the “symbol space” of the Commies’ ideology. Actually it IS the “patriotic” part of the Soviet Mythology with fundamentalist Marxism dropped and Imperialism and Nationalism boosted. So all the heroes (like Stalin) remain in place, only their deeds are praised for different reasons, basically not anymore for being a Great Communists but for Making Russia Great. (Analogy would be – prising Hitler in Germany not anymore as a great leader of National-Socialism, but as an “effective manager who had to make unpopular decisions to make Germany Great”. I would like to see the world reaction to this.)

        P.S. Read his reply to you. If “elves” are part of his everyday vocabulary, the person should not bee too mature. And these are the main victims of state sponsored brainwashing in Russia. It just remains to be seen what they will become when they grow up. It may be really scary.

  4. It’s better to burn out than fade away!

    I think they should model the statue as he just got on the last test flight.

  5. … Though you were right in calling him Commie in a sense, that the peculiar type of emerging “velvet” Eurasian Fascism led by ex-KGB junta in Russia draws heavily from the “symbol space” of the Commies’ ideology. Actually it IS the “patriotic” part of the Soviet Mythology with fundamentalist Marxism dropped and Imperialism and Nationalism boosted. So all the heroes (like Stalin) remain in place, only their deeds are praised for different reasons, basically not anymore for being a Great Communists bot for Making Russia Great. (Analogy would be – prising Hitler in Germany not anymore as a great leader of National-Socialism, but as an “effective manager who had to make unpopular decisions to make Germany Great”. I would like to see world reaction to this.)

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