Yuri Gagarin trained as a steel worker before becoming the most famous person on Earth by leaving it – becoming the first human in space.
Earth was “a delicate blue in a black sky” he said on his return from his historic 108-minute flight.
Tragically, he died in a MiG fighter jet crashed in 1968 aged just 34 but his legacy lives on as a symbol of Russian success.
Oovvuu partner Euronews reports on the celebrations on his life in Moscow.
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