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First woman in space Valentina Tereshkova may meet with Queen Elizabeth II

February 22, 20:27 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Russia's State Duma has recieved a request from the director of the Science Museum in London with an initiative to hold an exhibition on March 13-16 devoted to the first woman in space
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Valentina Tereshkova

Valentina Tereshkova

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MOSCOW, February 22. /TASS/. The first woman in space, Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, may meet with Queen Elizabeth II in March, Russian State Duma speaker Vyacheslav Volodin told a parliamentary session on Wednesday.

He said the lower house had received "a request from the director of the Science Museum, London, Ian Blatchford, with an initiative to hold an exhibition on March 13-16 devoted to the first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova". "He also working on the issue of a meeting of Valentina Vladimirovna (Tereshkova) with Queen Elizabeth II," he said.

The Russian and UK governments have declared 2017 the UK-Russia Year of Science and Education.

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