A replica of the Gagarin family home
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Birthplace of a Soviet space hero

When Yuri Gagarin, the first person to exit the Earth's atmosphere, blasted into space on 12 April 1961, millions of people marvelled.

He became a hero in his home country, but his beginnings were humble.

Today a replica of his family home marks his birthplace in the village of Klushino, about 200km from Moscow.

  • 04 Apr 2011