12 best photos of Yuri Gagarin
• The top 12 photographs Yuri Gagarin
The first cosmonaut on holiday, hunt, costume party and with children.
April 12, 1961: the first human space flight and the last global success of our country. And during his lifetime, and after the death of Yuri Gagarin's sculptured image of the ideal man, the symbol of communism. We have tried to get away from these stamps. In our material, there are no official pictures and shaking hands with the leaders of the party and of friendly countries, the standard card in the suit and dress uniform, but only 12 pictures of the life of a simple man named Yuri Gagarin.
Post-flight rest. On vacation in the Crimea, summer 1961.
Morning exercises in Star City in the summer of 1961.
With his wife and daughter. Photo taken in Orenburg in the summer of 1959. A few months later, Yuri Gagarin write a statement of acceptance to the group of astronauts.
In zagranpoezdki. After his flight Gagarin visited several dozen countries. One of the visits he paid to Helsinki in the summer of 1961.
Fitness. Two years after Gagarin's flight is still in good physical shape, summer 1963.
With the car. A gift of the French company Matra: sports car Matra Djet. The photo was taken at the monument "Conquerors of Space" in the summer of 1965.
On the hunt. Photo in style "Hunters at Rest", autumn 1966. Six months later, cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov (pictured right) was killed in an unsuccessful landing ship "Soyuz-1".
An amateur photographer. Rest in the autumn of 1965.
Post-flight rest. On vacation in the summer of 1961.
With prey. Successful hunting ducks in autumn 1966.
At the party. Costume party at Star City in honor of the new astronauts in the spring of 1965. A month earlier, Alexei Leonov (right) made the first spacewalk.
With daughters. Autumn 1966: Yuri Gagarin with his daughters Galya and Lena. Since 2001, Elena Gagarina headed Museum-Preserve "The Moscow Kremlin".