Category:The Conquest of Space
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English: The Conquest of Space monument is a gift from the Soviet Union to the United Nations. Inaugurated on July 20th, 1971, it is dedicated to the success of man in the conquest of space. The arrow-shaped plinth (28 m high) is formed from Ukrainian stone covered with a layer of titanium used in the construction of spacecraft. The bronze statue of the cosmonaut in a spacesuit expresses the desire of humanity to penetrate outer space.