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Film Showing at the Russian Embassy: "Gagarin. First in Space"

April 15th, 2014
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News from Berlin - On the eve of the upcoming April 12th International Day of Aviation and Astronautics, the Russian Embassy screened the Russian movie "Gagarin. First in Space". The film, which was directed by Pavel Parkhomenko, depicts the flight of the first man around the Earth. The event was attended by representatives of the German public and the Russian Diaspora, journalists and diplomats.

Guests were welcomed by the Russian Ambassador V.M.Grinin. He noted that the impressive triumph of Yuri Gagarin became possible due to the high level of domestic technology, science and industry. He wished all the guests of the evening a "successful flight" with the Hero of the Soviet Union, the first man in space.

Before the film, Sigmund Jahn - pilot-cosmonaut, Hero of the Soviet Union and the first German in space as well made a speech about Yuri Gagarin and the importance of his achievement for mankind.

On April 12th, 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first man in history to orbit the Earth in space. After 108 minutes in space, Yuri Gagarin successfully landed in the Saratov region. Starting from April 12, 1962 the day of Gagarin's flight into space was declared a holiday - the Day of Cosmonautics. The first space flight aroused great interest worldwide, and Yuri Gagarin became a world celebrity. By invitation of foreign governments and organizations, he visited approximately 30 countries.

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