Thread. Yuri Gagarin in photos.

On April 12, 1961, he became the first man to travel into space.

I'm sure you have not seen some of these photos.

Hyde Park Hotel, 13 July 1961, London.
Gagarin at party in the "Star City" (Zvyozdny gorodok)
Fidel Castro with Yuri Gagarin in Cuba. 1961
Yuri Gagarin playing billiards, 1961
Yuri Gagarin with a photo camera. 1963

He pursued photography as a hobby.

© Igor Snegirev
Yuri Gagarin and ice hockey, 1963
Yuri Gagarin during the New Year TV show, 1963

Left: Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman to travel into space

© Yakov Khalip
Yuri Gagarin and his wife Valentina in Sochi on June 10, 1961.

© Yury Abramochkin
Yuri Gagarin in England. July 1961
Yuri Gagarin in Crimea, Soviet Union. 1961
Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida kisses Yury Gagarin at the 2nd Moscow Film Festival
Yuri Gagarin signs autographs in Brazil

© Valentin Sobolev
A girl presents Gagarin with flowers during his visit to London in July 1961
Yuri Gagarin and Ernesto Che Guevara, November 11, 1964. © Victor Akhlomov
Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin standing near a Matra sports car, Moscow. 1965. © Valentin Mastyukov
© Aleksandr Mokletsov
© I. Snegirev
Yuri Gagarin with family.
Yuri Gagarin with Azerbaijani youth. Kem, Republic of Karelia, June 1961
Yuri Gagarin, his wife Valentina Goryacheva and Jawaharlal Nehru, during a meeting at D. Nehru's residence. 1961
Yuri Gagarin poses near the ancient Sphinx during a visit to the famed pyramids tourist spot at Giza near Cairo, Egypt.

He declined the invitation to be astride a camel. 31 Jan 1962
Soviet cosmonauts Valery Bykovsky (left) and Yuri Gagarin at the dinner "Norway-USSR". Oslo, Norway, 1964.
Yuri Gagarin with Bulgarian farmers © Racho Stoyanov
Yuri Gagarin in Mexico © Valentin Cheredintsev
Yuri Gagarin in Japan. 1962
Yuri Gagarin's visit to Afghanistan. December 1961
Sorry, uploaded meme by mistake instead of an original
Yuri Gagarin and Valentina Tereshkova, feeding a baby tiger in East Germany, 1963
Yuri Gagarin in Paris. 9 September 1963
A lot of people asked me to post about Laika.

Years after his historic flight, Yuri Gagarin pondered his connection with Laika and the other dogs who led the way into space.

“I still can’t understand who I am,” the cosmonaut said. “The first man, or the last dog?”

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