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Photographic exhibition on Gagarin and Cuba opens in Crimea

Photographic exhibition on Gagarin and Cuba opens in Crimea

Moscow, (Prensa Latina) The photographic exhibition 'First: Gagarin and Cuba' opened at the Fevzi Yakubov Engineering and Pedagogical University (KIPU) in Crimea, the website of the Russian Society for Friendship with Cuba reported on Tuesday.

The event took place during the 4th All-Russian Scientific and Practical Conference, organized by the Crimean Ministry of Finance, which was attended by Irina Kiviko, deputy chairperson of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Crimea.

Kiviko, who is also a Finance Minister, stressed that the exhibition includes ‘very emotional photos’ of the relationship between Yuri Gagarin and Cuba, and will be exhibited this month in 29 other regions in Russia.

The photographs capture moments of Yuri Gagarin’s warm, cordial and emotional meeting with Cuban State leaders and citizens, she said.

Society President Alexei Lavrov recently explained that the exhibition celebrates the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s flight to space and the 95th birthday of the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro.

Kiviko, who is also the president of the Society in Crimea, recalled that on April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the first human being to travel into space in history aboard the spacecraft Vostok.

On November 11, 1964, Gagarin was elected president of the Soviet-Cuban Friendship Society at a public meeting in Moscow and held those duties until his tragic death in an air crash on March 27, 1968.


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