Putin has congratulated Valentina Tereshkova with the 80th anniversary
The head of state handed him a bronze sculpture of the artist Iuliana Rukavishnikov under the name “Seagull sits on the water picture” and Vitaly Zaytsev’s “Gulls over the river”.
MOSCOW, March 6. /TASS/. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has congratulated the first woman-cosmonaut, Hero of the Soviet Union Valentina Tereshkova with the 80-year anniversary. The head of state handed him a bronze sculpture of the artist Iuliana Rukavishnikov under the name “Seagull sits on the water picture” and Vitaly Zaytsev’s “Gulls over the river”. Thus, Putin hinted at the legendary Callsign Tereshkova — Chayka, with whom she went to space in 1963.
“Dear Valentina Vladimirovna, let me sincerely and heartily to congratulate you on your anniversary, — the President said. — We have two gift. It’s your call. And wonderful picture — “Gulls over the river”, just, in fact, from your land picture”.
Tereshkova in response said she was very touched.
Putin also thanked the birthday girl for the service of his native country. “Since your legendary flight into space, You have always been for us an example and a symbol of service to the Fatherland, and in different places, in different positions and continue to actively work in the State Duma”, — said the Russian leader.
“I know how You love our big, common Homeland, Russia, and his small — Yaroslavl, all the time think about it, no matter how we meet, always talk about it. This is your strength — in your heart attitude towards the Motherland”, — said Putin.