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Coordinates: 55°40′15″N 35°3′12″E / 55.67083°N 35.05333°E / 55.67083; 35.05333

The Yuri Gagarin Museum in Klushino

Klushino (Russian: Клу́шино; IPA: [ˈkluʂɨnə]) is a village in Smolensk Oblast, Russia, situated on the old road between Vyazma and Mozhaysk, not far from Gzhatsk.

It was the site of a major battle during the Russo-Polish War (1605-1618). The village is best known as the birthplace of Yuri Gagarin, the first Soviet cosmonaut and the first man in space. The Gagarin house has been converted into a museum