March 31, 2023

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Americans "canceled" Yuri Gagarin

The American charitable organization “Space Fund”, citing “current world events”, deprived its educational party named after the first cosmonaut of the planet Yuri Gagarin.

The first man in space, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, was stripped of honors by the Space Foundation, which censored his name “in light of current world events.”

The decision of the foundation, which is based in Colorado, continues a series of cases of Western structures refusing to associate with Russian and Soviet history in protest against the war in Ukraine.
“In light of the current world event, the Space Foundation’s 2022 Yuri Night is being renamed ‘Space Celebration: See What’s Next,'” reads a notice on the Space Foundation’s website, which has since been modified but has been cached.

The new-titled event is slated to take place on April 3 in Colorado Springs with the same goal of “honoring humanity’s achievements in space while inspiring the next generation to reach for the stars.”

Yuri’s Night parties are traditionally held in various US states in April, the month of the first manned space flight. Other organizers of similar events have not yet announced a name change, but the trend is obvious.

Our readers could hardly pick up censorship words to describe their opinion about what was happening: “This did not happen even during the Cold War”…

The author of the publication will not be surprised if in the near future the name of Gagarin will be carefully erased from Wikipedia and textbooks, we all already have the experience of someone who, according to new data, “won” the Second World War.

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