Welcome of Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in Moscow, after he became the first human to voyage into outer space, orbiting the earth in his Vostok spacecraft. From a Russian newsreel with Enlish narration. Yuri Gagarin arrives by a plane at a Moscow airfield. Premier of the Soviet Union, Nikita Khrushchev, greets Gagarin. A huge crowd holds pictures and banners of Gagarin and Khrushchev. Gagarin reports to Premier Khrushchev that he has fulfilled his mission and feels well and ready for his next assignment. Gagarin greets his wife. He moves in a car through crowd filled streets. At a ceremony in the Kremlin Premier Khrushchev and Defense Minister Marshal of the Soviet Union Rodion Malinovsky congratulate Gagarin and award him the title "Hero of the Soviet Union".
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