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Yuri Gagarin bust in Russian Cultural Garden

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

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

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

Yuri Gagarin bust before unveiling in Russian Cultural Garden


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Mark Kalinin, Mayor Frank Jackson,
Svetlana Stolyarova and Dr. Boris Vinogradsky


Mark Kalinin, Counselor, Embassy of the Russian Federation

Mark Kalinin, Counselor, Embassy of the Russian Federation


Sophia Tabarovskaya represented the Public Charity Fund Dialogue of Cultures - United World

Sophia Tabarovskaya of the Public Charity Fund Dialogue of Cultures - United World


Mayor Frank Jackson, Svetlana Stolyarova and Dr. Boris Vonogradsky

Mayor Frank Jackson, Svetlana Stolyarova and Dr. Boris Vinogradsky


Unveiling of the Yuri Gagarin bust in the Russian Cultural Garden

Unveiling of the Yuri Gagarin bust in the Russian Cultural Garden


Unveiling of the Yuri Gagarin bust in the Russian Cultural Garden


Unveiling of the Yuri Gagarin bust in the Russian Cultural Garden


Unveiling of the Yuri Gagarin bust in the Russian Cultural Garden



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