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Cosmonautics Day is celebrated in Russia

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Cosmonautics Day is celebrated in Russia


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Cosmonautics Day is celebrated on Monday, April 12. It was established in honor of the first manned flight into space, TASS reports. This year marks the 60th anniversary of this event.

The anniversary date will be celebrated with numerous and varied events that will last until the end of the month. In the regions, they plan to open new exhibitions, hold a film festival, excursions, and launch homemade rockets.

The 2nd stage of the Museum of the History of Cosmonautics will be opened in Kaluga, the homeland of the founder of rocket science, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky. The building is three stories high and has its own observatory and cinema. The new exhibition includes almost 1,000 exhibits.

The reconstruction of the memorial museum-apartment in Orenburg has been completed. There the future cosmonaut No. 1 began his family life. The exhibition space has increased significantly, and the exposition has also been enlarged.

Wreath-laying will also take place at the grave of Gagarin at the Kremlin wall. The Museum of the History of the Navy organizes screenings of Russian science fiction films. Today the Tsiolkovsky Film Festival opens in Kaluga, it will be held for the 2nd time.

The One Day in Space Festival will open in the St. Petersburg Museum and Exhibition Center “Russia - My History”. At Baikonur, an excursion to the "Gagarin Launch" is organized, from where the first cosmonaut went into space. In the evening, it will turn into a concert venue, where famous performers will take the stage.

Conferences timed to the Cosmonautics Day will be held in Belgorod and St. Petersburg. In Siberia, the celebrations will take place in the homeland of the cosmonauts. Including in the Altai village of Polkovnikovo, where German Titov was born - the first who made a long space flight.

In Novosibirsk, at the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ITAM) of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the first festival for the manufacture of models of rockets that are planned to be launched into the air starts. The Ivanovo athletes will have a race called "Time of the First". In Orel, a linden alley will be planted, in Rostov-on-Don, volunteers will line up in the figure "60", and in Sochi a new excursion route will open for children through memorable places associated with the first cosmonaut.

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