Klushino

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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, born there in 1934. The Gagarin house has been converted into a museum.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Katia Moskvitch (April 4, 2011). "Yuri Gagarin's Klushino: Forgotten home of space legend". BBC. Retrieved February 27, 2016.