The President looked at some of the exhibits, including the Vostok-1 descent vehicle in which Yuri Gagarin landed, and the exhibit devoted to the international Moon Mission.
Vladimir Putin was also shown around the Cosmonautics and Aviation Centre in the Cosmos pavilion. The centre is divided into several areas, including a museum and exhibition area, an educational and research section for the implementation of projects proposed by children and young people, and recreation and family entertainment areas.
The decision to create the Cosmonautics and Aviation Centre, designed to be the largest space museum and exhibition centre in Russia and the world, was taken in 2015. The project was implemented by the Moscow government with support from the Roscosmos and Rostec state corporations, the United Aircraft Corporation and several defence companies.
Accompanying the President during the tour of the Cosmos pavilion were Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and Roscosmos head Igor Komarov.
Vladimir Putin also talked to cosmonauts and veterans of the space industry and congratulated them on their professional day.