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Uzyn

Uzyn
 
Uzyn is a town (12,500 residents) of Bila Tserkva Region located on the banks of the river of the same name. The settlement Uzenyts is known from 1651. Polish captain of cavalry Temberski stewarded it after 1773; there fore for some time in the past it was called Temberszczyzna. Late in the 18thc. it passed into the ownership of the counts Branickis. In 1930, in Uzyn, Pavlo Popovych was born, which became the first Ukrainian cosmonaut. Together with I. Nikolaev, he performed the world's first 71 -hour team space flight on the ship of "Vostok-4" in 1962. In 1974, P. Popovych flew on the spaceship "Soyuz-14" and orbiter "Saliut-3". For his space flights he was twice conferred the title of the Hero of the Soviet Union and in accordance with the legislation of the time his bust was erected at his birthplace (1974, sculptor L Kerbel, architect H. Lebedev) [35]. In the 1950s, Uzyn became restricted town of Soviet military pilots with strategic bombers airbase. After the disintegration of the FSU, the unit was disbanded, and airplanes were transferred to the Russian Federation.


 
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