Mon, Apr 11, 2016, 08:38 AM
Soviet cosmonaut and first man in space, Yuri Gagarin’s likeness was carved out in the snow in the Ryazan region. Classical image of Gagarin depicts his face in a helmet with the letters reading USSR. Gagarin was just 27 years old when on April 12, 1961 he travelled in space capsule and orbited the earth in 108 minutes. On his return, Gagarin was hailed by the USSR as a national hero.