Cosmonauts Alley

The pedestrian-only avenue connects the museum of Cosmonautics and monument to the VDNKh subway station

Cosmonautics Day visitors gathered near bust of Yuri Gagarin
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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.

Memorial of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
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The park-like avenue is punctuated by large stone memorials of important figures in the Soviet space program.

Cosmonauts Alley on Cosmonautics Day (2002)
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MonumentsAt its terminus below the monument, a larger-than-life statue of Soviet rocket pioneer Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857–1935) sits facing back down the path.

  • Yuri Gagarin
  • Valentina Tereshkova
  • Pavel Belyayev
  • Alexey Leonov
  • Vladimir Komarov
  • Valentin Glushko
  • Mstislav Keldysh
  • Sergey Korolyov
  • Konstantin Tsiolkovsky