Yuri Gagarin Bust Unveiled Russian Cultural Garden - Cleveland August 25, 2019
Yuri Gagarin was a Russian cosmonaut who became the first human to journey into outer space, completing one orbit of Earth on April 12, 1961. Gagarin became an international celebrity and was awarded many medals and titles, including Hero of the Soviet Union, his nation's highest honor. He was honored with a bust in the Russian Cultural Garden in Cleveland during the One World Day celebration.
Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin bust in Russian Cultural Garden
Russian Cultural Garden chair Svetlana Stolyarova was joined by her co-chair Dr. Boris Vinogradsky and other committee members.
Svetlana Stolyarova before the Gagarin bust unveiling
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, Dr. Wael Khoury, president of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation and Mark Kalinin, Counselor, Embassy of the Russian Federation, director of the Russian Cultural Centre also spoke. Sophia Tabarovskaya represented the Public Charity Fund Dialogue of Cultures - United World.
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Yuri Gagarin bust before unveiling in Russian Cultural Garden
Mark Kalinin, Mayor Frank Jackson, Svetlana Stolyarova and Dr. Boris Vinogradsky
Mark Kalinin, Counselor, Embassy of the Russian Federation
Sophia Tabarovskaya of the Public Charity Fund Dialogue of Cultures - United World
Mayor Frank Jackson, Svetlana Stolyarova and Dr. Boris Vinogradsky
Unveiling of the Yuri Gagarin bust in the Russian Cultural Garden
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