Russian president Vladimir Putin visits the site where cosmonaut Gagarin landed 60 years ago
AFP, 12 Apr 2021
President Vladimir Putin visits the site where Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin landed after completing the legendary flight that made him the first man in space. Gagarin landed in a potato field in front of a five-year-old girl, Rita Nurskanova, and her grandmother in the southern city of Engels on the banks of the Volga River. A memorial now stands in the spot to honour the historic flight.
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