yuri gagarin (yuri gagarin) (1934-1968) - soviet cosmonaut, soviet cosmonaut (1961), colonel, hero of the soviet union (1961). he made the world's first flight into space on a spaceship "vostok" lasting 1 hour 48 minutes. yuri gagarin was born march 9, 1934 in gzhatsk (now gagarin) gzhatsk (now gagarin) district of smolensk region. his mother, anna timofeevna, and his father, alexei ivanovich, were ordinary rural workers from the countryside klushino gzhatsk district. bust is made of bronze copper, height 11cm (4.5 inches).