Zakharov proposed a symbol of the restoration of relations between Russia and the United States
American astronaut Peggy Whitson is shown in the photo in the spacesuit, made in Russia, said the official representative of the foreign Ministry.
NEW YORK, April 27. /Offset. TASS Oleg Zelenin/. A photograph of an American astronaut Peggy Whitson, Russian space suit to orbit the Internet might be a symbol of the restoration of relations between the two countries. This was stated by the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova in an interview with the Internet portal Yahoo! News published on Wednesday.
The diplomat regretted the “lack of trust” between Russia and the United States, noting that the two countries “have a lot in common”.
Let me give you one example: yesterday, in your media, I’ve seen a lot of news about your woman astronaut, which congratulated your President, and there were pictures of her all over the Internet. These pictures can become a symbol of Russian – American relations in the future. Do you know why? Because the suit, in which she’s wearing, made in Russia, — said Zakharov.
“I think this is the best opportunity for us to communicate and cooperate,” — said the official representative of the foreign Ministry.
Peggy Whitson on 24 April set a record for total length of stay in space for American astronauts, breaking the achievement of Jeff Williams, who has spent outside of earth’s atmosphere, a total of 534 days. The President of the United States Donald trump congratulated Peggy, calling on the International space station.
The absolute record for total length of stay in space belongs to Russian Gennady Padalka and is 878 days.