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The famous Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin got his first monument in Montenegro today. The monument is located in the settlement of Radovici near Tivat.
The monument dedicated to the first man to fly into outer space has been officially unveiled today. It is owned by a Slovenian businessman Just Rugel, president of the Russian-Slovenian Friendship Association and president of the NGO Highlights of Russian Civilization and has been built at his private estate.
The monument is located on the corner of the street of Nikola Tesla and it has been unveiled by Rugel and its author, a sculptor Vadim Kirilov from Moscow, Boka News portal reported.
“Just 15 years after the end of World War II, in which the USSR was virtually razed to the ground, it managed to make a technological feat worth of the greatest wild – to send the first man into outer space. On this day, 12 April 1961, Yuri Gagarin made history when became the first human being to fly into unknown space. That was a great achievement, not only for the Russian people, but also for the entire human race. Gagarin’s flight into space is important for the global civilisation, but still it is the fact that only Russia was able to make such a thing at that moment”, said Rugel.
Before the monument unveiling, a short documentary about Gagarin was featured and the ceremony was ended by releasing 55 balloons with the name of the first astronaut on them into the air. The balloons were released while composition “Motherland hears, motherland knows” was playing. Gagarin had sung it out loud when his Vostok 1 spacecraft had been launched 55 years ago from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in today Kazakhstan.
Source: Cafe Del Montenegro