No one was able to repeat the flight of Valentina Tereshkova, recalled in the defense Ministry
NIKUL (Yaroslavl oblast), June 16 — RIA Novosti. Flight into space of Valentina Tereshkova still has not repeated — many women have been in space, but nobody was flying alone, without a partner, said the first Deputy defense Minister Ruslan Tsalikov.
In the Yaroslavl region on Saturday, the festivities in honor of the 55th anniversary of the space flight of Valentina Tereshkova. Part of the events held at her small home in the village Nikulskoe.
In his congratulatory speech Tsalikov noted that Tereshkova — “the last symbol of our country, the Soviet Union and a symbol of our state today — the Russian Federation”. According to him, she was the pride of all citizens of the country.
“Because you did 55 years ago, still no repeated. Many women have been in space, but nobody was flying alone, without a partner, but she made our dear, dear Valentina Vladimirovna,” said Tsalikov.Ruslan Telecompany Deputy Minister of defense of the Russian Federation
He also stressed that Tereshkova — the first General in the history of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation, and it is a special pride for all.
“I… I’ve been watching as all this happens, then still on the black-and-white television, how you met on the red carpet… if I knew that I would be honored to stand beside you and to congratulate you, I would have thought that this is a fairy tale. And this tale here today,” — said the first Deputy Minister.
Tsalikov on behalf of the Minister of defence Sergei Shoigu handed the Tereshkova medal “For strengthening combat Commonwealth”.