March 28, 2019
Categories: GCTC, History, Star city

Every year, on March 27, the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center and Star City pay tribute to the Heroes of the Soviet Union, pilot-cosmonauts, Colonel Yuri Gagarin and military pilot, 1st class test pilot, Colonel Vladimir Seregin.

On this day in 1968, a MiG-15 UTI fighter crashed near the village of Novoselovo, Vladimir region, Russia, killing Yuri Gagarin and Vladimir Seregin.

At that time, Gagarin was 34 years old, and Seregin was 45 years old.

Traditionally, on the Day of Memory of Gagarin and Seregin, on March 27, family members, cosmonauts, veterans and Center staff take part in a number of events.

On Red Square is a ceremony of laying flowers to the Kremlin wall, where the remains of Gagarin and Seregin buried .

In Star City, a ceremonial meeting is held at the monument to Gagarin, flowers are laid to the house, where Gagarin lived.

To Novoselovo, to the place of death, delegations from many cities of Russia come to the memorial complex of Gagarin and Seregin to pay tribute to the heroes.

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