US space industry conference removes name of first man in space from its documents and events because he is Russian.
International Aviation and Astronautics Day is celebrated on April 12. The reason for the chosen date is that on April 12, 1961 Yuri Gagarin crossed the border between the atmosphere and outer space for the first time. Traditionally around the world, along with the day of astronautics is celebrated an event called "Night of Yuri".
The organization has replaced "Yuri's Night" with "Space Festival: Discover What's Next" and has deleted all references to who is the first person in space.
This is a rather dubious act of solidarity with the Ukrainian people, and censorship of the name of Yuri Gagarin will not help any Ukrainian.