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23Sep

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Alley of Cosmonauts

Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin Georgi Ivanov (Cosmonaut)

Near the Pantheon in the Sea Garden is located the Alley of cosmonauts. The tradition for planting coniferous trees by Russian cosmonauts, who came to Varna, is unique. The first tree was planted by Yuri Gagarin on 26 May 1961. He started the tradition. Former silver fir, planted the first astronaut has long been dry. But one of the pine trees planted by various cosmonauts can be seen today. Among the names you can read and those of Bulgarian cosmonauts Georgi Ivanov and Alexander Alexandrov. In the alley you will see the names of:
- Pilot-cosmonaut - P.I.Belyaev - 1965 Vozhod-2
- Pilot-cosmonaut - G.T.Beregovoy - 1968 Soyuz -3
- Pilot-cosmonaut - Aleksey.A.Leonov - 1965 Vozhod -2, 1975 Soyuz-19, Apollo
- Pilot-cosmonaut - Valentina V.Tereshkova - 1963 Vostok-5
- Pilot-cosmonaut - Valery F.Bikovski - 1963 Vostok-5, Soyuz-29; 1978 Salyut-6, Soyuz-31
- Pilot-cosmonaut - A.G.Nikolaev - 1962 VOSTOK-3; 1970 Soyuz-9
- Pilot-cosmonaut - A.S.Eliseev - 1969 Soyuz 5, Soyuz 4, Soyuz-8; 1971- Soyuz-10
- Pilot-cosmonaut - P.R.Popovich - 1962 VOSTOK-4; 1974-14 Soyuz, Salyut 3
- Pilot-cosmonaut - A.A.Gubarev - 1974 Soyuz-17, Salyut-4; 1978-28 Soyuz, Salyut-6
- Pilot-cosmonaut - N.N.Rukavishnikov - 1971 Soyuz -10; 1974 Soyuz -16; 1979 Soyuz-33
- Pilot-cosmonaut - Yuri Gagarin - 04/12/1961 VOSTOK-1
- Pilot-cosmonaut - Georgi Ivanov - 10-12.04.1979 Soyuz-33
- Pilot-cosmonaut - Alexander Alexandrov - 06/07/1988 Soyuz M-5
- Pilot-cosmonaut - G.S.Titov - 1961 Vostok-2

GPS: 43.207178, 27.928647

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