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(Cosmonauts Alley - Аллея Космонавтов)

Аллея Героев космоса

Alley of the Heroes of Space

Various sculptors
V. Luk'yanov

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On the east side of the square in front of the the Monument to the Conquerors of Space are five busts of Russian cosmonauts, placed in October 1967 for the 10th anniversary of launching the first artificial satellite.

Moscow - Москва - Аллея Героев космоса

летчик-космонавт ссср
Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR
Yuriy Gagarin

1. Юрий Алексеевич Гагарин / Yuriy Alekseyevich Gagarin
Klushino 1934 - Novosyolovo 1968
Soviet pilot and cosmonaut; the first human being to journey into outer space, when his Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth on April 12, 1961

Sculpted by Lev Yefimovich Kerbel'
Signed: лепил ск. Л. Кербель
(mold sc. L. Kerbel')

Moscow - Москва - Аллея Героев космоса

летчик-космонавт ссср
Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR
Valentina Tereshkova

2. Валентина Владимировна Терешкова / Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova
Bol'shoye Maslennikovo, Yaroslavl Oblast 1937
Soviet cosmonaut, and was the first woman in space

Sculpted by Grigoriy Nikolayevich Postnikov
Signed: скульптор ПОСТНИКОВ Г. 1967 г. (sculptor Postnikov, G., 1967)

Moscow - Москва - Аллея Героев космоса

летчик-космонавт ссср
Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR
Pavel Belyayev

3. Павел Иванович Беляев / Pavel Ivanovich Belyayev
Chelishchevo 1925 - Moscow 1970
First commander of the cosmonaut corps; commanded the historic Voskhod 2 mission which saw the first man walk in space in 1965

Sculpted by Andrey Petrovich Faydysh-Krandiyevskiy
Signed (left): лепил ск. ФАЙДЫШ (mold sc. Faydysh)

Moscow - Москва - Аллея Героев космоса

летчик-космонавт ссср
Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR
Alexey Leonov

4. Алексей Архипович Леонов / Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov
Listvyanka, Kemerovo Oblast 1934
Soviet Russian cosmonaut and Air Force Major General who, on 18 March 1965, became the first human to conduct a space walk

Sculpted by Andrey Petrovich Faydysh-Krandiyevskiy
Signed: лепил ск. А. ФАЙДЫШ (mold sc. A. Faydysh)

Moscow - Москва - Аллея Героев космоса

летчик-космонавт ссср
Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR
Vladimir Komarov

5. Владимир Михайлович Комаров / Vladimir Mikhaylovich Komarov
Moscow 1927 - Orsk 1967
Soviet test pilot, aerospace engineer and cosmonaut in the first group of cosmonauts selected in 1960

Sculpted by Pavel Ivanovich Bondarenko
Signed: ск. бондаренко (sc. Bondarenko)


All busts are signed on the left side with the sculptor's name and on the right side:
отл. бр. мастера-художника В. Лукьянова г. Москва 1967 г. Главмоспромстройматериалы (Cast after a model by the master painter V. Luk'yanov, Moscow 1967, General Directorate of the building materials and construction details)

Cosmonauts Alley - Аллея Космонавтов

The Cosmonauts Alley is a 275 m long and 15 m wide pedestrian-only avenue in northern Moscow leading from the intersection Prospekt Mira / Ostankinskiy proyezd in the south to the Memorial Museum of Astronautics - Мемориальный музей космонавтики with the Monument to the Conquerors of Space to the north.
In the center of the avenue is a series of los granite form shaped as stars with on text plaques the history of Soviet Space Research. Further there are several monuments.

Click here for a interactive map with the locations of the statues.


Sources & Information


  • Bust (woman)
  • Bust
  • Cosmonauts Alley
  • Faydysh-Krandiyevskiy, Andrey
  • Gagarin, Yuriy
  • Gallery of Honor
  • Kerbel', Lev
  • Komarov, Vladimir Mikhaylovich
  • Leonov, Alexey Arkhipovich
  • Luk'yanov, V.
  • Postnikov, Grigoriy
  • Tereshkova, Valentina
  • Location (N 55°49'18" - E 37°38'24")

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