Vaccination for the Empress 04.12.2021MacDougall's Auction House, the British auction house specialising in Russian Russian art, has held another important auction in London on December 1. There were more than 40 lots such as items of Russian art and history. The letter from Catherine the Great on the benefits of vaccination against smallpox is particularly noteworthy. Let's take this opportunity to recall the story of how the empress had promoted vaccination in Russia.
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Gagarin lesson held in Slovakia by Kaluga Museum of Cosmonautics
The Russian House in Bratislava together with the Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics in Kaluga held the Gagarin Lesson at the Museum of Cosmonautics on July 27, 2021.
Photo reads: Kaluga - the cradle of cosmonautics
The online meeting was dedicated to the Tsiolkovsky Museum collection, and was led by the museum's guide Polina Egorova. The meeting was attended by general audience and methodists from Russia, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Azerbaijan. Methodologist from of the Russian Center in Presov has participated as well.
Director of the Russian House in Bratislava Elena Epishina addressed the conference participants a welcoming speech. Attendees learned about the space development in Russia, beginning from the very first step into the unknown made by Yury Gagarin on April 12, 1961, to the future astronautics projects.
Photo: Gagarin lays the first stone to the Museum of Cosmonautics building foundation
The name of Yuri Gagarin is closely associated with the city of Kaluga, as he laid the first stone with a coin to the Museum of Cosmonautics building foundation. Within the framework of the presentation, photographs and video dedicated to Yuri Gagarin's visit to Kaluga were demonstrated. Kaluga is known as the "cradle of cosmonautics" because the "father of theoretical cosmonautics" Konstantin Tsiolkovsky spent most of his life in this city.
Photo: Gagarin memorial in Kaluga
Gabriela Turisova, Preshov