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Since 2001, the evening of April 12 has been celebrated every year as Yuri’s Night—a global event to honor Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first human to blast into space.
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Step inside the hometown of the first human in space

West of Moscow, the small provincial town of Gagarin is a shrine to beloved Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.

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