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    Moscow gives a festive welcome to Yuri Gagarin - the first man who has penetrated into space.

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    Background: Moscow gives a festive welcome to Yuri Gagarin - the first man who has penetrated into space.

    The Vnukovo airport, 14th of April...

    Here is the glorious hero whose name is now repeated by all the world:
    Major Gagarin reports to Nikita Khruschev, Chairman of the Council of the Ministers of the USSR on the successful completion of the space flight, first in history.

    Together with Nikita Sergeevitch the whole Soviet people is greeting the true son of the country.

    Valentina Ivanovna, the hero's wife, who saw him off to the space flight, the parents of the spaceman - Aleksei Ivanovitch and Anna Timofeevna.

    The Party and Government leaders gave a warm welcome to the hero of the space.

    Nikita Khruschev introduced Major Gagarin to the members of the diplomatic corps.

    Yuri Gagarin became a very dear man to all the Muscovites, to all the Soviet people, to the whole mankind, for never did our planet witnessed such a deed.

    A car decorated with garlands of flowers, Nikita Sergeevitch Khruschev, Major Yuri Gagarin and his wife in the car, is moving to the city centre, greeted by the clamorous, applauding, rejoicing spring Moscow.

    The great event that has astounded the world, is celebrated by the Soviet people like a national fete. This is a triumph in the name of peace and progress.

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