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Lunokhod 1 – The first wheeled craft to land on any celestial body is being exhibited in Moscow

The first of two robotic lunar rovers landed on the Moon by the Soviet Union as part of its Lunokhod program. The Luna 17 spacecraft carried Lunokhod

Yaroslavsky Station – The Trans-Siberian railway station in Moscow

Situated on Komsomolskaya Square, Moscow Yaroslavskaya has the highest passenger throughput of all nine of the capital’s main-line terminuses. It serves eastern destinations, including those in the

Monument to Yuri Gagarin – The world’s first large-scale monument made of titanium in Moscow

The statue is made of titanium, a metal often used in spacecraft, and weighs 12 tons. Monument to Yuri Gagarin is a 42.5-meter high pedestal and statue

Belka and Strelka – The Soviet Space Dogs resting at the Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow

Korabl-Sputnik 2 was a Soviet artificial satellite, and the third test flight of the Vostok spacecraft. It was the first spaceflight to send animals into orbit. Launched

Romen Theater – The most famous of Romani theatres in the world in Moscow

Ivan the Terrible – The throne of the first Tsar of all Rus is being exhibit in Moscow

Ivan was the crown prince of Vasili III, the Rurikid ruler of the Grand Duchy of Moscow, and was appointed Grand Prince at three years-old after his

Luzhniki tragedy – A deadly human crush in Moscow

On 20 October 1982, the weather was snowy and extraordinarily cold for the middle of October. There were 82,000 match tickets available, but because of the freezing

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