Dancing for Gagarin: The USSR Celebrates the ‘First Man in Space’

A celebration in Red Square in honor of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space, 1961.
History
'60s
James Whitmore—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Victory meant quite different things at different times during the Cold War, a reality that LIFE photographer James Whitmore captured while on assignment in Moscow in the spring of 1961. Read More

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