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This is a monument to the conqueror's of space, in Moscow. It is not far from Prospekt Mira (peace avenue) metro station.

It was erected in Moscow in 1964 to celebrate Soviet achievements in space exploration. It depicts a rocket that rises on its exhaust plume. The monument is 110 meters tall and is made of titanium. The Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics is located inside the base of the monument.

Next to my hotel in Perm, where I went to visit Serghei (Serp2000), there was a museum dedicated to Yuri Gagarin (the first human in space). Almost everywhere I went in Russia there were monuments, or references to him. This man was inspirational for Russia and many Russian people. I read in a museum one man describing that his father only started believing in communism after Gagarin was sent to space since "anything was now possible".

Enjoy.

Title of the pic comes form a song by The Stranglers.

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