6 march, 2012 13:49  

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin congratulates Hero of the Soviet Union Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR Valentina Tereshkova on her birthday


The message of greetings reads, in part:

“Your rich professional career, filled with outstanding events, your active civic stance in life and your unique personal qualities have rightfully won you well-deserved prestige and respect in society. You have written unforgettable pages in the history of space exploration and have made a major contribution to strengthening this country’s positions as a great space power.

“It is vitally important that your tremendous experience and vast knowledge remain in high demand today in your responsible work for the benefit of Russia and its citizens.”