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Norway: Monument to Yuri Gagarin unveiled in Bergen02:21

Norway: Monument to Yuri Gagarin unveiled in Bergen

Norway, Bergen
September 15, 2016 at 10:43 GMT -00:00 · Published

Chairwoman of the regional coordination council of Russian compatriots in northern Europe, Tatiana Dahle, explained on Thursday why the university of Bergen is now hosting a memorial for the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, after the bust was unveiled on Wednesday.

Gagarin visited Bergen in March 1964, alongside Oslo and Trondheim. During this period he was invited by the former head of the Institute of Geophysics at Bergen's university.

Dahle explained that there was no political opposition whatsoever stating, "To the contrary, they elevated this question above what is happening right now (political situation) and showed that culture and science is not affected by politics."

The monument of the first man in space was made by sculptor Alexei Leonov and was sponsored by the 'Dialogue of Cultures - United World' foundation.

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Chairwoman of the regional coordination council of Russian compatriots in northern Europe, Tatiana Dahle, explained on Thursday why the university of Bergen is now hosting a memorial for the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, after the bust was unveiled on Wednesday.

Gagarin visited Bergen in March 1964, alongside Oslo and Trondheim. During this period he was invited by the former head of the Institute of Geophysics at Bergen's university.

Dahle explained that there was no political opposition whatsoever stating, "To the contrary, they elevated this question above what is happening right now (political situation) and showed that culture and science is not affected by politics."

The monument of the first man in space was made by sculptor Alexei Leonov and was sponsored by the 'Dialogue of Cultures - United World' foundation.

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