H.E. Ambassador of the Russian Federation gave interview on the eve of the 50th Anniversary of 1st human space mission
On March 29, 2011 H.E. Mr. Vladimir P. Mikhaylov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Sri Lanka, gave an extensive interview to the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation on the eve of the 50th Anniversary of the first human space mission, accomplished by the Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on April 12, 1961. In the course of the interview H.E. Ambassador informed radio listeners about the history of the Russian Space Program, life of the first cosmonaut, current space programs implemented by Russia, plans of the Russian Federation to commemorate such an outstanding date in the history of the mankind as well as the events that the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Colombo is going to hold in connection with the Golden Anniversary of the first human space journey and of the visit of Yuri Gagarin to Sri Lanka.