Zvyozdnyy Gorodok — the town

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The Central Committee of the Communist Party agreed the establishment of a cosmonaut training centre on 11 January 1960. This was soon followed by a decision by the Head of the Air Force that the first commander of the training centre would be Colonel Yevgeniy Karpov and that he would have a staff of 250 specialists. The training centre would be a military unit, with the responsibility to house the staff and their families. To that end, the town of Zvyozdnyy Gorodok was constructed.


Training Centre Military Unit Soviet Space Funeral Event Tower Block 
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