Gagarin is the first cosmonaut of the USSR and the world, who became a symbol of the development of Soviet aviation and science in general, a man who forever inscribed his name in the history of space exploration.
The name of Yuri Gagarin has been familiar to all Russians since childhood. He was the first of all people living on Earth to visit space. The famous pilot-cosmonaut became a legend and a role model not only for Soviet citizens, but also for many residents of other countries of the world. After the space flight, Gagarin was actively involved in international social activities.
The bust was erected on the eve of the anniversary of the first human space flight.
The monument was unveiled on April 11, 1980.
The sculptor is Boris IvanovichDyuzhev.
The architect is Vladimir Mikhailovich Taran.