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How Russia celebrates Cosmonautics Day

Cosmonautics Day, also known as International Day of Human Space Flight, is a public holiday in Russia celebrated annually on April 12th. The holiday commemorates the first manned space flight, which was made by Yuri Gagarin on April 12th, 1961.

On Cosmonautics Day, people in Russia celebrate the achievements of their country in space exploration and pay tribute to the courage and dedication of the early cosmonauts. The day is marked by various events and activities across the country, including parades, exhibitions, and speeches.

One of the main events of the day is the laying of flowers at the monument to Yuri Gagarin in Moscow, which is attended by high-ranking officials and members of the public. Other events include concerts, film screenings, lectures, and exhibitions devoted to space exploration and the history of Russian cosmonautics.

Schools and universities also hold special events and lectures about space exploration, and students often participate in competitions and quizzes related to space and astronomy.

Cosmonautics Day is an important holiday in Russia, reflecting the country’s significant contribution to space exploration and technology, and its ongoing commitment to the advancement of human knowledge and understanding of the universe.

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