26 September 2011, Monday, 16:26

Cosmonauts – the heroes of the USSR – will meet the pupils of Bashkortostan

author: Elmira Sabirova

The delegation of Russian Cosmonautics Federation will arrive in Ufa on Monday, September 26 and its staff includes the twice Hero of the Soviet Union, the pilot-cosmonaut of the USSR, Colonel-General of the Air Forces Vladimir Kovalenok, the heroes of the USSR Anatoly Artsebarsky, Igor Volk, Alexander Balandin, the heroes of Russian Federation Maxim Suraev, Michael Kornienko and Uri Lonchakov.

On September 26 the guests will have a talk to the President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov. After that the guests will participate in the first gathering of the steering committee of the international children’s art contest “My Space World”, held at the Ufa State Aviation Technical University.

On Tuesday, September 27, the festival of children’s art and scientific-educational projects “Gagarin’s Days”, devoted to the first cosmonaut Uri Gagarin, will start at the gymnasium N93 with participation of Soviet and Russian cosmonauts. Same day the guests will meet the gifted children from Ufa innovational education institutions.

The trip of 12 Bashkir pupils – the prize-winners of the international contest “My Space World” to Moscow, Korolev and Zvezdny will become the final action. Within the frames of the project “Meeting the Stars” the children will visit the town of Zvezdny. In the town they’ll watch the museum of the Space Training Center, the active hydro-laboratory and the planetarium. In Moscow they’ll go for excursion to the Red Square and to the Kremlin. In the town of Korolev they will take part in the video-communication session with the space pilots, being on watch at the international space station.

The Russian-German Friendship Society “Bashkortostan-Germany” is the initiator of the international children’s contest “My Space World”. The contest is held under the patronage of the President of the Russian Cosmonautics Federation, the twice Hero of the Soviet Union Vladimir Kovalenok, the chairman of the Charity Fund “MARKHAMAT” Gulshat Khamitova and the General Director of the State Historical Museum “Moscow Kremlin”, the Uri Gagarin’s daughter Elena Gagarina with the assistance of the Russian Ministry of foreign affairs, the Presidential Administration RB, the State Council-Kurultay-RB and the Government RB, the Russian Cosmonautics Federation, “United Russia” regional division in Bashkortostan and the all-German coordination council of Russian compatriots.