Gagarin and Seregin were buried in the walls of the Kremlin at the Red Square. At the request of Gagarin’s wife, American astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, left one of Gagarin’s medals on the moon as a tribute to the world’s first man in space.
A crater on the moon bears his name, as does Gagarin Square in Moscow with its soaring monument, along with a number of monuments and streets in cities throughout Russia. At Baikonur, a reproduction of his training room is traditionally visited by space crews before a launch. Russians celebrate Cosmonaut Day on 12 April every year in the honor of Gagarin’s historic flight.