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Gagarin: Top 20th-century Idol of Russia

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Gagarin: Top 20th-century Idol of Russia


The iconic first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin tops the list of Russia’s 20th-century idols, according to a the All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center opinion poll held in January. Gagarin was chosen by 35% of the respondents.

In second comes the actor and songwriter Vladimir Vysotksy with 31% and the WWII-era military commander Marshal Georgy Zhukov closes the top three with 20%. The survey covered 140 communities in 42 Russian regions.

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