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Back from the past…

The history of Kosmonautika dates back to 1960s, when the Central Research Institute of Precision Mechanical Engineering of USSR, “ЦНИИТОЧМАШ” started to plan the construction of the “Vzmorje” holiday resort. The design was made by EKE Projekt and the resort was built in 1971–1983.

In addition to accommodation facilities, a monumental club house was built for the guests. The club house had the most remarkable sauna with a swimming pool, whereas the house itself was decorated with glass walls and a gigantic panorama of Moscow, which all seemed as a fairy tale to local people…

The local people soon named the mysterious enclosure a summerhouse of cosmonauts. Apart from meritorious scientists of USSR, cosmonauts were also believed to spend their summers here. According to the legends, the best local berry and mushroom forests were also discovered by the first female cosmonaut, Valentina Tereshkova.

Research was conducted to find the most suitable location for the holiday resort and finally the sunniest area on the whole west coast of USSR – "the northern Sochi" – was chosen for the resort. Even now the old tennis court surrounded by Thujas creates a feeling of being in the Black Sea area…

After the breakdown of USSR until the year 2000, the holiday resort was administered by Jaagupi cordon of Pärnu Border Guard Region. Gradually the resort was abandoned and fell apart...

In 2008, an auction was organised to find a new owner for the property, which was won by Paesalu OÜ. By today the legendary holiday resort has been partially restored. The age-specific milieu of the resort has been retained as much as possible. Our future plans include the opening of a thematic exhibition room about the space history of the Soviet Union and the restoration of other buildings as well. Additionally, we have discussed the option of restoring the magnificent landscaping that was once established by Tallinn Landscaping Trust and for which boulevards and roads were created and almost 250 trees were planted.

In summertime, a small cattle herd has helped us to maintain the 8.56 hectare seaside territory. The herd has done a remarkable job and became a sort of a showpiece and sight itself.



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