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Cosmonauts Alley, Moscow

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Cosmonauts Alley is a wide avenue in northern Moscow leading to the Russian Museum of Cosmonautics and the Monument to the Conquerors of Space. The pedestrian-only avenue connects the museum and monument to the VDNKh subway station.The park-like avenue is punctuated by large stone memorials of important figures in the Soviet space program. At its terminus below the monument, a larger-than-life statue of Soviet rocket pioneer Konstantin Tsiolkovsky sits facing back down the path.MonumentsYuri GagarinValentina TereshkovaPavel BelyayevAlexey LeonovVladimir KomarovValentin GlushkoMstislav KeldyshSergey KorolyovKonstantin Tsiolkovsky
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  • Set in a garden location, beneath the soaring monument to the Space Pioneers and behind the Space Museum, this quiet and reflective area remembers the early Space Pioneers and has a series of bronze b...  more »
  • Totally recommend this wonderful museum covering everything from Sputnik and Gagarin to The Mir Space Station and the International Space Station. If you are in Moscow, don't miss it.  more »
  • Cosmonauts Alley is a great place for a stroll. Alley well-groomed. Near monuments there are decals. Many flowers planted in summer. Nice look.
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