08 April 2011, Friday, 14:28
author: news agency "Bashinform"
The award by Uri Gagarin is established in Russia on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the first human space flight, Interfax reports. The Chairman of the Russian Government Vladimir Putin has told about new award at the gathering, devoted to development of the cosmic branch in the country.
Ten awards will be presented once in five years to the specialists, making high contribution to development of Russian cosmonautics. The sum of every award will be one million rubles and the first awarding ceremony will be held in 2011.
2011 is announced the Cosmonautics Year in Russia and various actions, devoted to the 50th anniversary of Uri Gagarin’s first space flight and to the achievements of Russian rocket-space industry will be held all over the country during 12 months.