Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in the Vostok 1 command capsule on April 12, 1961. File photo: AFP
Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in the Vostok 1 command capsule on April 12, 1961. File photo: AFP
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First person in space: 60 years later, legend of Yuri Gagarin lives on in Russia

  • Sixty years ago Yuri Gagarin became the first person in space, securing victory for Moscow over the US
  • The legend of the man who rose from humble beginnings to become a Soviet hero lives on today

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Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in the Vostok 1 command capsule on April 12, 1961. File photo: AFP
Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in the Vostok 1 command capsule on April 12, 1961. File photo: AFP
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