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Valentina Tereshkova and Mikhail Gusman merited with UNESCO medals

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Valentina Tereshkova and Mikhail Gusman merited with UNESCO medals


30.10.2017

The first female cosmonaut and the State Duma deputy Valentina Tereshkova as well as the Russian journalist and TV host Mikhail Gusman were merited with UNESCO medals, TASS informs.

The gala awarding ceremony took place in UNESCO headquarters in Paris. Addressing the nominees, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova has talked about great contribution of Valentina Tereshkova into the space research and outstanding achievements of Mikhail Gusman in the field of culture and promotion of international cooperation. This is an award for your active and efficient support of UNESCO and all United Nations’ institutions, Bokova said.

Taking the awards, our nationals thanked representatives of the international organization for such high evaluation of their activities. Valentina Tereshkova has again noted that the space should become an arena for peaceful cooperation. She has also paid the tribute to UNESCO which is trying to reconcile the humanity and called for preserving our planet. Mikhail Gusman was bestowed with the medal of Five Continents. He thanked the organization for this honor and expressed hope that the TV documentaries produced by him about work of international organizations contributed to spreading of global values promoted by UNESCO and other public organizations.

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