HAVANA, March 8. /Offset. TASS bekrenev Andrei/. A photo exhibition called “I am Seagull”, dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the world’s first woman cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, was opened on Tuesday in the Cuban capital.

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The exhibition is organized by the RCSC in Cuba with the support of the Russian Embassy and is held in the lobby of the Museum of the revolution located in the centre of Havana.

The exhibition presents about 30 photos . Many of them are devoted to Tereshkova’s visit to Cuba in 1963: in one of the photos of the first woman astronaut is in the Havana airport in the company historic leader of the Cuban revolution Fidel Castro and the then Soviet Ambassador to Cuba Alekseev Alexander, on the other, talks with Fidel Castro in the Mirror hall of the presidential Palace, later converted into the Museum of the revolution, the third communicates with the Soviet specialists who worked at that time in Cuba.

There at the exhibition and some pictures made during the preparation of the Tereshkova flight and after landing in the Altai, and also the photo where she is depicted standing on the podium of the Mausoleum on red square surrounded by Nikita Khrushchev and Yuri Gagarin.

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“On 16 June 1963, Valentina Tereshkova went into space Russian genius, talent Russian Russian Russian wisdom and beauty” – said, opening the exhibition, Director of the Museum of the revolution Jose Andres Perez.

“In Russia there is such expression: “to go through fire, water and copper pipes”. It means to overcome all difficulties and tests, including the test of fame. And that is what could make Valentina Tereshkova” – said, in turn, the representative of Rossotrudnichestvo in Cuba Vladimir Yaroshevsky. He reminded the audience that currently, Tereshkova is a Deputy of the state Duma from the native of the Yaroslavl region, adding that the first woman-cosmonaut is always “very close to my heart accepts other people’s problems and always tries to help.”

At the Grand opening of the exhibition came as living on Liberty island, the Russian compatriots and the Cubans. According to Yaroshevsky, part of the presented images were taken from the archives of the TASS and the Havana Museum of the revolution. The exhibition will last until March 19.

In 1963, Tereshkova made a space flight as the only member of the crew – the commander of the spaceship “Vostok-6” had the cosmic Callsign “Chaika”.

Tereshkova endured 48 revolutions around the Earth and held in space for almost three days. In flight, she led the logbook and made photographs of the horizon which were later used to detect aerosol layers in the atmosphere. Tereshkova is still the only woman in the world who made a space expedition alone.