The official representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Maria Zakharova suggested the symbol of the restoration of relations between the U.S. and Russia. According to the diplomat, it could be a photograph of an American astronaut in a Russian spacesuit. It is reported by Yahoo Global News.
According to Zakharova, the two countries have a lot in common. As an example, she remembered an American astronaut Peggy Whitson.
“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,” Zakharova said.
She noted that this may be a reason “to communicate and cooperate.”
Monday, April 24, a member of the ISS crew, the 57-year-old Peggy Whitson set a new record of stay of the American astronauts in space. The previous record was set by Jeff Williams (534 days).
Earlier, Whitson set a record for number of spacewalks. The woman eight times was working on Board the ISS.