Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin is a Soviet pilot, the man who made the first flight into space. The cosmonaut became a legend not only for the inhabitants of the USSR. You know, he is an honorary citizen of foreign cities and an international public figure. Yuri Alekseyevich opened a new page in the study of outer space and became a symbol of the development of Soviet science and aviation. Gagarin became an international celebrity, and was awarded many medals and titles, including Hero of the Soviet Union, the nation’s highest honor.
The boy was born on March 9, 1934 in the village of Klushino, the Western region of the USSR, into a family of well-to-do peasants. He was the third of four children. Yura’s childhood was peaceful and joyful.
At the age of 6 Yura went to school. But he had finished only the first grade, before the Great Patriotic War began. German troops captured part of the territory of the USSR. They reached Klushino. Becoming a famous person, Yuri preferred never to remember the dark times of the occupation. It is known that German soldiers drove his family out of the house and took young people with them as prisoners of war. So his brother and sister were taken away.