Friday book # 25: Valentina, First Woman in Space

On Tuesday, Russia announced its intention to establish a permanent base on the Moon by 2030. It is perhaps appropriate, therefore, that this week’s book is about one of the country’s most famous cosmonauts, Valentina Tereshkova, who in 1963 became the first woman to fly in space.

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2 thoughts on “Friday book # 25: Valentina, First Woman in Space”

  1. And at age 79 Tereshkova is still alive and kicking.
    If I am not mistaken, she is still a Duma representative, and she even offered to Putin once, that she was willing to fly on the first mission to Mars!

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  2. IIRC for KPRF.

    I do get some “KPRF is surprisingly acceptive of young people, including technocratically minded young people” vibes, but cant really verify them from Berlin.

    The party is at an interesting place, with the choice between being a fundamental opposition to Putin (who is quite neoliberal in economic terms) and a leftist “loyal opposition” which is occassionally utilized by UR to put pressure on various economic interests also aligned with the Russian high state.

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