For the 50th Anniversary of Yuri's flight last week, I thought I'd share the poem that is on the Monument to the Conquerors of Space in Moscow...

И наши тем награждены усилья,
Что поборов бесправие и тьму,
Мы отковали пламенные крылья

И веку своему!

"And the reward for our efforts was that, having triumphed over oppression and darkness, we have forged wings of fire for our land and our century!"