Residents of Uryupinsk, with 400 anniversary of the city congratulated from orbit the astronauts
VOLGOGRAD, September 15. /Offset. TASS Igor Kalenić/. The inhabitants of Uryupinsk in the Volgograd region received congratulations on the 400-year anniversary of their city from space. Pre-recorded on-orbit video of the astronauts they saw the new Palace of culture of the city known as the capital of the Russian province, reported TASS, the mayor of Uryupinsk Ella Chermashentseva.
“Our countryman, rector of the Russian University of friendship of peoples (RUDN), Vladimir Filippov, organized by Roscosmos video greeting astronauts in orbit. And it’s congratulations to the 400 anniversary of the city was shown in the open today, the new Palace of culture named it “Jubilee” — said Chermashentseva.
According to her, in this greeting the astronauts wished Rome to grow and develop, and recalled that coach of the legendary first group of cosmonauts Nikolai Nikitin (1918-1963) was born in Uryupinsk.
“Also in Rome on the anniversary of the city came to the Hero of Russia, pilot-cosmonaut Sergei Revin, he had a meeting with the youth at the center of space services, the open in an urban school. In General, it would seem, where Uryupinsk, where the space … But we must not be afraid to dream, and our children want to become astronauts is a good dream!”, — said the mayor of Uryupinsk.
Uryupinsk, which lies 700 km South of Moscow and about 400 km North from the regional center of Volgograd — one of the oldest Cossack settlements in the Lower Volga region. The city, founded in 1618, famous for its crafts — scarves and shawls from goat down. Now the city is home to about 40 thousand people, the status of the capital of the Russian province is a patented brand of Rome since 2012.