Russia's Putin visits Gagarin's landing site

Yuri Gagarin was the first man to complete humankind's first orbit around the Earth, in his 'Vostok 1' rocket 60 years ago.

Gagarin gained international fame and was hailed by the Soviet leadership as a national hero.

Putin was escorted by Valentina Tereshkova, who became the first woman in the world to go into space in 1963.