Record-breaking Gagarin puzzle assembled in Kyiv center

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April 12, 2011, 4:14 p.m. | Kyiv — by Interfax-Ukraine
The largest c featuring a portrait of astronaut Yuri Gagarin has been laid out in the central square of Kyiv, and entered into the register of records of Ukraine. Some 15 people in a period of 20 minutes put together the pieces of a 25-square-meter puzzle with an image of Gagarin on Independence Square in Kyiv on Tuesday, a correspondent of Interfax-Ukraine reported.

In addition, smaller puzzles featuring rocketry pioneer Konstantin Tsiolkovsky and Soviet Chief Spacecraft Designer Sergei Korolev were assembled on the square.

Representatives from the national register of records measured the picture of Gagarin and said that it had an area of 24.84 square meters.

An expert on the national register of records, Vitaliy Zorin, confirmed that the puzzle had the largest such portrait of Gagarin, and it was entered in the register of records of Ukraine.

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Anonymous April 12, 2011, 6:50 p.m.    

Wasn't a race to the space won by a DOG? Mr. Gargarin you were just a 2...

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Anonymous April 12, 2011, 9:05 p.m.    

a monkey would make Gargarin no.3

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Anonymous April 12, 2011, 6:55 p.m.    

how dumb - honoring soviet heroes in independent ukraine , --- how about arresting the soviet criminals ??

people of ukraine - how stupid are you - enter your stupidity into you register of records....

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Anonymous April 13, 2011, 12:38 a.m.    

Does it matter if he was Russian or not? What he did took a whole hell of a lot of balls.

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Anonymous April 12, 2011, 9:28 p.m.    

I think a picture of said puzzle is called for in the article. Makes no sense to talk it up if it can't be seen.

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Anonymous April 13, 2011, 2:15 a.m.    

quote - &quot;Medvedev: Space will remain a key Russian priority&quot;

This is why putin is visiting profffesssor yanukonvikt....massive open SPACE between ynaukonvikt's ears....journey into the deep endless void....dare i say it: its the final frontears. ha, ha, ha, kak, kak, kak :D

Read more:

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Anonymous April 13, 2011, 2:48 a.m.    


Korolev - Gulag Prisoner Convict N1442 Who Mined the Stars - BBC - 12Jan2007


Korolev - Get your tickets to the moon via Space Adventures - 10Aug2005


While the world (including some people on the Maidan) celebrates Yuri Gagarin’s accomplishment as the first man in space, few remember that the mastermind behind the technological achievements of the Soviet space program was the Ukrainian genius, Sergei Pavlovich Korolev, born in Zhitomir, Ukraine. Even the great Von Braun’s achievements were dwarfed by those of Korolev, who was also a GULAG survivor from the Kolyma gold mines.

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Anonymous April 13, 2011, 5:37 a.m.    

Laika the dog was the first Russian in space. Unfortunately, it was a one way trip.

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Anonymous April 13, 2011, 4 p.m.    

Ukraine should emphasize Korolev. Gagarin is secondary in Ukrainian history because it is Ukrainian Korolev who put Russian Gagarin into space.

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Anonymous April 14, 2011, 4:19 a.m.    

Thank you, finally someone thinking like a

true Ukrainian not a Soviet raised Little Rus'ian.

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Anonymous April 14, 2011, 7:54 p.m.    

Russia's dismal failure in the today's space programs - which comes down to the American space program - made them a laughting stock of the world AGAIN. The new spacial program of the USA is light years ahead, the Americans dropped the usless russians like a used klinex. The USA is so advanced that the poor russians cannot comprehend it...

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