Statue of Soviet space hero to go up in London

The British Council says a statue of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin will stand outside its offices in London for a year to mark the 50th anniversary of the first manned flight into space.The aluminium-and-zinc likeness of the pioneering space hero will go up on Thursday to mark Gagarin’s successful flight around the earth from Baikonur, in modern-day Kazakhstan.The council said Tuesday Gagarin would stand opposite a statue of 18th century British naval explorer Capt.
James Cook on London’s Mall _ a ceremonial route between Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square.The statue is a gift from

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