On April 12, 1961, mankind managed to take a huge step. Soviet space pilot Yuri Gagarin, inside of Vostok 1, became the first human to leave the atmosphere and orbit the Earth. This year marks 60 years since this great moment that inspired generations across the planet to continue exploring the frontiers of space.
Within the framework of this celebration, Dr Bogota Planetarium Received a donation of a bust of Gagarin from the International Public Charity Dialogue of Cultures – United World.
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A bust of the Russian cosmonaut will remain in the Bogota Planetarium thanks to the management Embassy of the Russian Federation in Colombia and the Idartes Internacional Project, a window to the world and to the stage.
“Today we are once again participating in the celebration of the 60th anniversary of mankind’s arrival in space and we have received this donation for the city of Bogotá. We thank the Embassy of Russia in Colombia for their support in this process, and we hope to continue building bridges to promote art and culture in our city.” admins During the installation ceremony held on Tuesday, August 2nd.
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Russian Ambassador Nikolai Tavdomadze, Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchigin, who is currently on a special visit to Colombia and was a guest of the latest edition of the Villa de Leyva Astronomical Festival, and Anastasia Belousova, PhD in Russian literature and professor at the National University also participated in the event.
“It is to be expected that these busts and statues – found all over the world – remind us that we are part of a whole and that we have more in common than our differences.” Thus, Colombia is now one of 60 countries to have received This bust, created by the Ukrainian sculptor Alexey Leonov.
At this event, which is added to the list of activities commemorating Bogotá’s 483rd birthday, attendees enjoyed a gala presented by the literary Anastasia Belousova for the poem I am Gagarin the son of the earth Del Boita Yevgeny Yevtushenko.
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