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Russia: Putin congratulates world's first woman in space on her 80th birthday01:49

Russia: Putin congratulates world's first woman in space on her 80th birthday

Russian Federation, Moscow
March 6, 2017 at 13:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

Vladimir Putin, Russian President (Russian): "Dear Valentina Vladimirovna, let me sincerely and heartily congratulate you on your birthday."

Valentina Tereshkova, Retired Russian cosmonaut and world's first woman in space (Russian): "Thank you very much. I am moved. Thank you very much."

Vladimir Putin, Russian President (Russian): "Thank you very much for your service to the Fatherland. You have set an example and have been a symbol of service to the Fatherland since your legendary space flight while serving in different places and in various positions. And now you continue to actively work in the State Duma. I know how much you love our great homeland - Russia - and your small one - Yaroslavl. You think about it all the time. You talk about it every time we meet. Your strength lies in your heartfelt attitude towards homeland. Thank you very much."

Valentina Tereshkova, Retired Russian cosmonaut and world's first woman in space (Russian): "'Volga"

Vladimir Putin, Russian President (Russian): "Yes, 'Volga'. In fact, the painting is from your native town."

Valentina Tereshkova, Retired Russian cosmonaut and world's first woman in space (Russian): "Thank you very much, Vladimir Vladimirovich."

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated the world's first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova, on her 80th birthday on Monday at Moscow's Kremlin.

Putin lauded the retired Russian cosmonaut for her service saying she had "set an example" and had "been a symbol of service to the Fatherland since your legendary space flight while serving in different places and in various positions. And now you continue to actively work in the State Duma."

He then presented her with two gifts, a statue 'Seagull Landing on Water' by sculptor Iulian Rukavishnikov in reference to the famous call sign - Chaika (or gull) - that Tereshkova used during her Space flight in 1963 as well as a painting from her hometown, 'Seagulls over Volga River in the Russian City of Yaroslavl' by artist Vitalii Zaitsev.

Several days earlier Tereshkova was also awarded the 'Order for Services to the Fatherland' of the first degree for an outstanding contribution to the strengthening of the Russian statehood, parliamentary development and an active legislative activity.

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Vladimir Putin, Russian President (Russian): "Dear Valentina Vladimirovna, let me sincerely and heartily congratulate you on your birthday."

Valentina Tereshkova, Retired Russian cosmonaut and world's first woman in space (Russian): "Thank you very much. I am moved. Thank you very much."

Vladimir Putin, Russian President (Russian): "Thank you very much for your service to the Fatherland. You have set an example and have been a symbol of service to the Fatherland since your legendary space flight while serving in different places and in various positions. And now you continue to actively work in the State Duma. I know how much you love our great homeland - Russia - and your small one - Yaroslavl. You think about it all the time. You talk about it every time we meet. Your strength lies in your heartfelt attitude towards homeland. Thank you very much."

Valentina Tereshkova, Retired Russian cosmonaut and world's first woman in space (Russian): "'Volga"

Vladimir Putin, Russian President (Russian): "Yes, 'Volga'. In fact, the painting is from your native town."

Valentina Tereshkova, Retired Russian cosmonaut and world's first woman in space (Russian): "Thank you very much, Vladimir Vladimirovich."

Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated the world's first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova, on her 80th birthday on Monday at Moscow's Kremlin.

Putin lauded the retired Russian cosmonaut for her service saying she had "set an example" and had "been a symbol of service to the Fatherland since your legendary space flight while serving in different places and in various positions. And now you continue to actively work in the State Duma."

He then presented her with two gifts, a statue 'Seagull Landing on Water' by sculptor Iulian Rukavishnikov in reference to the famous call sign - Chaika (or gull) - that Tereshkova used during her Space flight in 1963 as well as a painting from her hometown, 'Seagulls over Volga River in the Russian City of Yaroslavl' by artist Vitalii Zaitsev.

Several days earlier Tereshkova was also awarded the 'Order for Services to the Fatherland' of the first degree for an outstanding contribution to the strengthening of the Russian statehood, parliamentary development and an active legislative activity.

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