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Space Conquerors Monument, Moscow

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The Monument to the Conquerors of Space was erected in Moscow in 1964 to celebrate achievements of the Soviet people in space exploration. It depicts a starting rocket that rises on its contrail. The monument is 110 meters tall, has 77° incline, and is made of titanium. The Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics is located inside the base of the monument.Location and surroundingsThe monument is located outside the main entry to today's All-Russia Exhibition Centre (known until 1992 as the Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy, VDNKh), in the northeastern part of Moscow, near Prospekt Mira ("Peace Avenue"). The easiest access is from the VDNKh subway station.Since the 1960s, this part of Moscow in general has had a high concentration of space-themed sights and names: besides the monument and the museum under it, the grand "Cosmos" pavilion in the Exhibition Centre displayed many artifacts of the Soviet space program. Many streets in the area have been named after the precursors of the space program (Nikolai Kibalchich, Friedrich Zander, Yuri Kondratyuk) and its participants (Sergey Korolyov).The Cosmonauts Alley south of the monument features busts of Soviet cosmonauts.
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  • Is a museum for space exploration where it exhibit items, capsules, history of space revolution of Russia in 1960s. Worth the visit!  more »
  • Very beautiful monument, I really liked, you can make beautiful against the backdrop of his pictures, and have a good time. Recommend to visit.
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  • The monument to the conquerors of space "in the area of VVC is one of the most significant monuments of the Soviet period, and, admittedly, fresh looks and majestically still. But earlier and generally is deservedly called the Rapture. A monument scale, has a height of over 100 m, at the top-bottom-the rocket soaring as gas Jet. Very dynamic and expressive. In my childhood I thought how cool it would be to climb up and slide downhill from there (just kidding). In the Soviet years at such status means construction is not spared, with the result that there are cladding with titanium plates that give the monument a spectacular appearance and durability. On the granite basis the monument depicted figures of people of different professions, have contributed to the development of Soviet cosmonautics. So all looks good in nature and attractive appearance. In addition to the monument, there is also a Museum of cosmonautics. See this whole complex of buildings is definitely worth at least a memory of the great Soviet space era.
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