The Russian government has launched an exhibition of the first human space mission in Zambia.
The exhibition dubbed “The 60th Anniversary of the First Manned Space Flight, Yuri Gagarin” was launched by the Russia Center for Science and Culture, with the support of the Russian Embassy in Zambia in partnership with the National Museums Board, according to a press release from the embassy.
The exhibition, which started on April 12, at the Lusaka Museum in the Zambian capital, will run for a month to help people familiarize themselves with the unique historical photos and video materials concerning Yuri Gagarin’s flight into space as well as modern filming of Russian cosmonauts from the International Space Station.
The exhibition also features paintings by Zambian and Russian schoolchildren on the topic, with the exhibition expected to take place later in other cities, including Livingstone and Ndola after Lusaka.
Sixty years ago, on April 12, 1961, astronaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person in space, making a new chapter in the history of space exploration.