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Russian diplomats invited Russian veterans for reception in Houston
Welcome reception at the Russia's Consulate General in Houston took place in the frames of Day of Russia celebrations. The WW2 veterans, Russian compatriots, public figures were invited, website Russian America reports.
In his greeting speech the Consul General Alexander Pisarev noted that Russia will remain “one of the key centers of human civilization”, and that the country is ready to preserve its sovereignty. The Consulate representative has underlined that Russia is open for collaboration and discussion of long-term development goals to “create single economic space from Atlantic to the Pacific ocean.”
The former director of NASA's Johnson Space Center George Abbey has greeted the guests, and reminded of coming anniversaries of Russian-American cooperation in outer space. 45 years of Apollo-Soyuz link-up to be celebrated in two years, and in three years 20 years of the International Space Station project between Russia and the US to be marked. Mr. Abbey has underlined that the space has became for both countries the base for unprecedented partnership.