On Cosmonautics Day on April 12, Vladimir Putin will travel to the city of Engels, where he will visit the landing site of the first cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, and will also hold a meeting on the development of the space industry. This is reported by TASS with reference to the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov.
He recalled that a museum and park complex is now located at the site of Gagarin’s landing.
The meeting, the participants of which will discuss the long-term priorities for the development of space activities in Russia, will be held via videoconference.
In general, “the day will be devoted, of course, to space,” noted Peskov, recalling that April 12 will mark the 60th anniversary of Gagarin’s flight. The representative of the Kremlin called this date very important for the whole country, and the Cosmonautics Day – the day of national pride.
Also on this day in the Saratov region, it is planned to open the Park of Space Conquerors at the historic landing site of the first cosmonaut of the planet.