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Cosmonauts, politicians, diplomats and scientists validated a postage stamp


The Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, Dimitar Genovski, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation, Anatolii Makarov, the cosmonaut from the International Space Station, Oleg Skripochka, the First Cosmonaut of Bulgaria, Georgi Ivanov and the Chairman of the Bulgarian Astronautical Society, professor Petar Getsov validated a postage stamp. The edition named “60 Years Bulgarian Astronautics Society”.

The postage stamps on the theme “Space” and “Aviation” are among the most sought after by both the philatelists and the people who send letters, said Deputy Minister Dimitar Genovsky during the ceremony. In his words, the Bulgarian postage stamps issue often addresses this theme because our country has long been part of the cosmic family. “We dedicate this postage stamp to the people who helped Bulgaria to stay in the history as the sixth cosmic state in the world”, said the Deputy Minister.

The ceremony took place at the Russian Cultural and Information Center. It was part of the 60th anniversary of launching the first artificial satellite on the Earth. The crew of the International Space Station took part in the event by a video address to the participants. During the event, an exhibition with a model of the first artificial satellite was presented.