All the places in Novosibirsk seem to be named after someone famous; Lenin Square, Karl Marks Prospekt etc..
I currently live in Gagarinskaya. Which I didn’t realise until I was told in an English class, is named after Yuri Gagarin – First Man in Space.
There was then a big discussion as to why Neil Armstrong is better known than Yuri (as I had to Google whether Yuri Gagarin was the first man in space when they said..oops!)
Probably something to do with the Space Race between Russia and America. We all know that the moon landing was faked to get ahead of the Russians anyway haha!