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Gagarin's bas-relief, thrown into a landfill on Sakhalin, restored

Gagarin's bas-relief, thrown into a landfill on Sakhalin, restored
Photo: nevelysk_sakh / Instagram

The bas-relief of Yuri Gagarin, thrown into a landfill in the city of Nevelsk on Sakhalin in the summer, has been restored. The grand opening of the renovated stele took place today.

The administration of Nevelsk announced this in its Instagram... The bas-relief was installed next to the city local history museum.

“For us, this is not just a bas-relief - it is a historical memory,” said the head of Nevelsk, Aleksey Shabelnik.

In early August, the sculpture of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, which stood at the entrance to the city of Nevelsk, was dismantled and thrown into a landfill

An administrative case was opened against the vice-mayor of Nevelsk for dumped bas-relief by Yuri Gagarin. The case was opened on the fact of arbitrariness.

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