About how Tatarstan welcomed the first cosmonaut of the planet

Kazan citizens listening to the message about the flight of Yuri Gagarin into space. April 12, 1961 Special edition of the newspaper Leninist of the Kazan State University named after V. I. Ulyanov-Lenin devoted to the first manned flight into space. April 12, 1961 Special edition of the newspaper Leninist of the Kazan State University named after V. I. Ulyanov-Lenin devoted to the first manned flight into space. April 12, 1961 Tatarstan regional newspapers containing the information about the flight into space of Yuri Gagarin. April, 1961 The poster of the film ''First flight to the stars'' dedicated to the world's first manned flight into space. 1961 The information of the Soviet District Committee of CPSU to the Kazan City Committee of CPSU about the activities undertaken in the Sovetsky district of Kazan in connection with the launch and safe return of Vostok spacecraft. April 15, 1961 Posters of events dedicated to the anniversary of the first flight into space. 1962 A meeting of students with pilot-cosmonaut A. G. Nikolaev, Kazan. September, 1963 Pilot-cosmonaut V. V. Tereshkova at the airport of Kazan. 1966 Pilot-cosmonaut V. V. Tereshkova at the 29th Tatar Oblast Komsomol conference, Kazan. March 17, 1966 Pilot-cosmonaut V. V. Tereshkova at a meeting with journalists. 2nd from left: chairman of the board of the Union of Journalists of TASSR Sh. Khammatov, 1st from right – editor-in-chief of the magazine Kazan Utlary Z. Nuri, Kazan. March, 1966 Pilot-cosmonaut V. V. Tereshkova (center), test pilot G. K. Mosolov (right) at the 29th Tatar Oblast Komsomol conference (autographed by V. V. Tereshkova and G. K. Mosolov), Kazan. March 17, 1966 Pilot-cosmonaut V. V. Tereshkova and First Secretary of the Tatar Regional Committee of CPSU F.A. Tabeyev at the Kazan State University named after V. I. Ulyanov-Lenin. March 17, 1966 Yuri Gagarin speaking at the opening of the festival of Soviet-Japanese youth friendship, Kazan. August, 1967 Yuri Gagarin at the festival of Soviet-Japanese youth friendship, Kazan. August, 1967 First Secretary of the Tatar Oblast Committee of Komsomol R. K. Belyaev and pilot-cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin at the opening of the festival of Soviet-Japanese youth friendship in Kazan. August, 1967 Pilot-cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin among members of the Tatar Oblast Committee of the Communist party in the youth camp Volga in Borovoye Matyushino settlement. August, 1967 Portrait gallery of astronauts in the summer park in the city of Almetyevsk. 1970 Pilot-cosmonaut P. I. Klimuk among residents of Naberezhnye Chelny. 1974 Pilot-cosmonaut P. I. Klimuk among participants of a plenary session of the Tatar Oblast Committee of Komsomol and Kazan City Committee of Komsomol dedicated to 50th anniversary of Komsomol assignment of the name of V. I. Lenin. July 12, 1974 Pilot-cosmonaut P. R. Popovich at the opening of the Second all-Union sports games of pupils of vocational education, Kazan. 1977 The autograph of cosmonaut P. R. Popovich given at the Kazan vocational school №33. 1977 Pilot-cosmonaut P. R. Popovich with employees of the Kazan production association Tasma named after V. Kuibyshev, Kazan. 1977 Pilot-cosmonaut V. A. Dzhanibekov with employees of the Kazan production association Tasma named after V. Kuibyshev, Kazan. March 22, 1978 Cosmonauts A.A. Leonov (left) and G.T. Beregovoi (right) at the Kazan optical-mechanical plant. 1980 Pilot-cosmonaut V.F. Bykovsky (4th from left) with employees of the Kazan production association Tasma named after V. Kuibyshev, Kazan. 1986 Pilot-cosmonaut V. I. Sevastianov (left) and general designer of space equipment, honourable citizen of Kazan V. P. Glushko (right), Kazan. December, 1987 Cosmonaut, twice Hero of the Soviet Union G.M. Grechko at the International conference ‘’Astronomy and world heritage: across time and continents’’ in the framework of the astronomical congress ASTROKAZAN-2009 in the Kazan State University Hero of the Soviet Union, pilot-cosmonaut, executive director of the division ‘’Space and telecommunications’’ of the representation of the company Boeing in Russia and the CIS V.G. Titov awarding scholarship of the American company Boeing The Space Museum in the village of Bazarnye Mataki in Aalkeyevsky region of Tatarstan. 2011
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  • Kazan citizens listening to the message about the flight of Yuri Gagarin into space. April 12, 1961
    NA RT
  • Special edition of the newspaper Leninist of the Kazan State University named after V. I. Ulyanov-Lenin devoted to the first manned flight into space. April 12, 1961
    TSGA IPD RT
  • Special edition of the newspaper Leninist of the Kazan State University named after V. I. Ulyanov-Lenin devoted to the first manned flight into space. April 12, 1961
    TSGA IPD RT
  • Tatarstan regional newspapers containing the information about the flight into space of Yuri Gagarin. April, 1961
  • GAP RT
  • GAP RT
  • GAP RT
  • GAP RT
  • GAP RT
  • GAP RT
  • GAP RT
  • The poster of the film ''First flight to the stars'' dedicated to the world's first manned flight into space. 1961
    GAP RT
  • The information of the Soviet District Committee of CPSU to the Kazan City Committee of CPSU about the activities undertaken in the Sovetsky district of Kazan in connection with the launch and safe return of Vostok spacecraft. April 15, 1961
    TSGA IPD RT
  • TSGA IPD RT
  • TSGA IPD RT
  • TSGA IPD RT
  • Posters of events dedicated to the anniversary of the first flight into space. 1962
    GAP RT
  • GAP RT
  • A meeting of students with pilot-cosmonaut A. G. Nikolaev, Kazan. September, 1963
    TSGA IPD RT
  • Pilot-cosmonaut V. V. Tereshkova at the airport of Kazan. 1966
    NA RT
  • Pilot-cosmonaut V. V. Tereshkova at the 29th Tatar Oblast Komsomol conference, Kazan. March 17, 1966
    TSGA IPD RT
  • Pilot-cosmonaut V. V. Tereshkova at a meeting with journalists. 2nd from left: chairman of the board of the Union of Journalists of TASSR Sh. Khammatov, 1st from right – editor-in-chief of the magazine Kazan Utlary Z. Nuri, Kazan. March, 1966
    TSGA IPD RT
  • Pilot-cosmonaut V. V. Tereshkova (center), test pilot G. K. Mosolov (right) at the 29th Tatar Oblast Komsomol conference (autographed by V. V. Tereshkova and G. K. Mosolov), Kazan. March 17, 1966
    TSGA IPD RT
  • Pilot-cosmonaut V. V. Tereshkova and First Secretary of the Tatar Regional Committee of CPSU F.A. Tabeyev at the Kazan State University named after V. I. Ulyanov-Lenin. March 17, 1966
    NA RT
  • Yuri Gagarin speaking at the opening of the festival of Soviet-Japanese youth friendship, Kazan. August, 1967
    NA RT
  • Yuri Gagarin at the festival of Soviet-Japanese youth friendship, Kazan. August, 1967
    NA RT
  • First Secretary of the Tatar Oblast Committee of Komsomol R. K. Belyaev and pilot-cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin at the opening of the festival of Soviet-Japanese youth friendship in Kazan. August, 1967
    NA RT
  • Pilot-cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin among members of the Tatar Oblast Committee of the Communist party in the youth camp Volga in Borovoye Matyushino settlement. August, 1967
    TSGA IPD RT
  • Portrait gallery of astronauts in the summer park in the city of Almetyevsk. 1970
    NA RT
  • Pilot-cosmonaut P. I. Klimuk among residents of Naberezhnye Chelny. 1974
    NA RT
  • Pilot-cosmonaut P. I. Klimuk among participants of a plenary session of the Tatar Oblast Committee of Komsomol and Kazan City Committee of Komsomol dedicated to 50th anniversary of Komsomol assignment of the name of V. I. Lenin. July 12, 1974
    NA RT
  • Pilot-cosmonaut P. R. Popovich at the opening of the Second all-Union sports games of pupils of vocational education, Kazan. 1977
    TSGA AD RT
  • The autograph of cosmonaut P. R. Popovich given at the Kazan vocational school №33. 1977
    TSGA AD RT
  • Pilot-cosmonaut P. R. Popovich with employees of the Kazan production association Tasma named after V. Kuibyshev, Kazan. 1977
    TSGA IPD RT
  • TSGA IPD RT
  • Pilot-cosmonaut V. A. Dzhanibekov with employees of the Kazan production association Tasma named after V. Kuibyshev, Kazan. March 22, 1978
    TSGA IPD RT
  • TSGA IPD RT
  • Cosmonauts A.A. Leonov (left) and G.T. Beregovoi (right) at the Kazan optical-mechanical plant. 1980
    TSGA IPD RT
  • Pilot-cosmonaut V.F. Bykovsky (4th from left) with employees of the Kazan production association Tasma named after V. Kuibyshev, Kazan. 1986
    TSGA IPD RT
  • Pilot-cosmonaut V. I. Sevastianov (left) and general designer of space equipment, honourable citizen of Kazan V. P. Glushko (right), Kazan. December, 1987
    TSGA IPD RT
  • Cosmonaut, twice Hero of the Soviet Union G.M. Grechko at the International conference ‘’Astronomy and world heritage: across time and continents’’ in the framework of the astronomical congress ASTROKAZAN-2009 in the Kazan State University
    TSGA AD RT
  • Hero of the Soviet Union, pilot-cosmonaut, executive director of the division ‘’Space and telecommunications’’ of the representation of the company Boeing in Russia and the CIS V.G. Titov awarding scholarship of the American company Boeing
    TSGA AD RT
  • The Space Museum in the village of Bazarnye Mataki in Aalkeyevsky region of Tatarstan. 2011
    TSGA AD RT
  • TSGA AD RT

On April 12, Russia celebrates Cosmonautics Day in commemoration of the first space flight, accomplished by Yuri Gagarin. In the state archives of the Republic of Tatarstan there are document indicating how 55 years ago Kazan welcomed the message about the world's first manned flight into outer space, as well as evidence of the visit of Valentina Tereshkova, Pyotr Klimuk, Pavel Popovich, Alexei Leonov and other cosmonauts to Tatarstan.

The exposition features documents from the collections of the National archives of the Republic of Tatarstan (NA RT), the Central state archive of historical-political documentation of the Republic of Tatarstan (TSGA IPD RT), Central state archive of audiovisual documents of the Republic of Tatarstan (TSGA AD RT) and the State archive of printing of the Republic of Tatarstan (GAP RT).

The editorial board thank the State Committee of the Republic of Tatarstan on archival Affairs and the federal budget institution State archive of the Republic of Tatarstan for the provided materials

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