Fifty-eight injured in Rostov-on-Don fire, 9 are in hospitalsSociety & Culture August 22, 8:25
North Korean leader secretly visited border area — mediaWorld August 22, 8:13
US visa changes to affect mainly Russian independent travelers, says authorityBusiness & Economy August 21, 21:07
CAS upholds life ban for ex-president of Russian athleticsSport August 21, 20:03
Police confirms man shot dead in Subirats was Barcelona attack perpetratorWorld August 21, 19:50
Premiere for historical drama Matilda rescheduled for late OctoberSociety & Culture August 21, 19:45
Fire in Russia’s Rostov-on-Don fully containedWorld August 21, 19:37
Russia wins two golds on second day of 2017 Universiade in TaipeiSport August 21, 19:29
Washington’s new strategy in Afghanistan aimed against China, expert saysWorld August 21, 18:43
MOSCOW, April 10. /ITAR-TASS/. President Vladimir Putin will visit the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics on Friday, April 11, to take a tour of its exhibition “Three Days from Gagarin’s Life” marking the 80th anniversary of his birth and talk with the crew of the International Space Station (ISS) via a videoconference, the presidential press service said.
Working aboard the ISS are a resident crew of Commander Koichi Wakata of Japan, flight engineers Mikhail Tyurin of Russia and Richard Mastracchio of NASA; and a visiting crew of flight engineers Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev of Russia, and Commander Steven Swanson of NASA.
Putin will also meet with Giovanni Bignami, President of the International Committee on Space Research, who is in Russia as part of preparations for the Committee’s 40th Scientific Assembly to be held in Moscow in early August at Lomonosov State University.
The Moscow Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics was opened on April 10, 1981 to mark the 20th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s space flight. It features rocket replicas and satellites, personal belongings of cosmonauts, archival documents, numismatic and philately collectibles.