Coordinates: 55°40′15″N 35°3′12″E / 55.67083°N 35.05333°E / 55.67083; 35.05333

Klushino (Russian: Клушино, IPA: [ˈkluʂɨnə]) is a village in Smolensk Oblast (Western Oblast before 1937), Russia. It is situated on the old road between Vyazma and Mozhaysk, not far from Gzhatsk (now named Gagarin), and it was the site of a major battle during the Polish–Muscovite War (1605–18).

The Yuri Gagarin Museum in Klushino

The village is best known as the birthplace of Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, born there in 1934. The Gagarin house has been converted into a museum.[1][2]


  1. ^ Katia Moskvitch (April 4, 2011). "Yuri Gagarin's Klushino: Forgotten home of space legend". BBC. Retrieved February 27, 2016.
  2. ^ Sergey Panarin (March 31, 2017). "Yuri Gagarin: tour to the birthplace". Medium. Retrieved February 27, 2020.