April 23, 2021 433

Representatives of the Russian State Duma visited Gagarin

A delegation of the All-Russian public organization "Association of Heroes of Russia" headed by The Chairman of the Committee on Defense of the Russian Federation Vladimir Shamanov visited city of Gagarin, Jizzakh region. The guests laid flowers at the foot of the statue of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in the city centre.

Then, the opening ceremony of the museum of cosmonauts was held in the cultural centre of Mirzachul district. Hokim (governor) of Jizzakh region Ergash Saliev, Chairman of the Committee on Defense of the Russian Federation Vladimir Shamanov, cosmonauts Vladimir Jonibekov, Solijon Sharipov and others gave a speech at the event. They talked about the exploration of space by human, the contribution of Uzbek specialists in the field of space, the development of Mirzachul and the establishment of the city of Gagarin and the relations between Uzbekistan and Russia.

Later, the delegation presented souvenirs to the museum. Cosmonaut Solijon Sharipov presented his "duppi" (head cap), which he took into space. Then, a concert was held during the event. The guests cut the symbolic ribbon and visited the museum. The museum includes observatories, the past and present astronomy of our country, information about Yuri Gagarin and many other astronauts, modern cosmonautics and many objects belonging to the field.

On the same day, the staff of the Mirzachul district DIA of Jizzakh region organized a trip to the museum.

Alijon ABDUSATTOROV,
"Postda" correspondent.
Jizzakh region.

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