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Energia celebrated the Cosmonautics Day

April 12, 2019

On April 12, the staff of RSC Energia, the leading company in the Russian rocket and space industry, celebrated their professional holiday.

In the morning, Nikolai Sevastianov and representatives of RSC Energia within a Roscosmos delegation headed by Dmitri Rogozin took part in the ceremony of laying flowers at the burial sites of S.P. Korolev and Y.A. Gagarin in the Kremlin wall.

Celebrations on the corporate premises began with the traditional laying of flowers to the memorial plaques to Sergei Korolev and Valentin Glushko. After that a delegation of the company’s employees visited other memorial sites in the town of science.

The meeting dedicated to the Cosmonautics Day was opened by the general director of the Corporation Nikolai Sevastianov. He spoke about the current challenges and future prospects of RSC Energia. He concluded his speech with congratulations on the holiday to the colleagues, veterans of Energia and guests of honor in the auditorium.

– We must translate the energy of thought into the energy of action! To all those who will be implementing the new stage in the space program, I wish not only success in their creative activities, but also the endurance of our predecessors – out dear veterans! - said Nikolai Sevastianov.

Congratulations to employees of Energia were also offered by executive director of State Corporation Roscosmos for manned space programs pilot-cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev, executive director of State Corporation Roscosmos for launch vehicles and operation of the ground space infrastructure Andrei Mazurin, a deputy of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Denis Kravchenko, former minister of General Machine Building of the USSR Oleg Baklanov and the head of the urban district of Korolev Alexander Khodyrev.

A congratulatory video message from orbit was sent be the members of the crew of the Russian Segment of the ISS Oleg Kononenko and Alexei Ovchinin.

The meeting concluded with presenting awards to the best employees of the Corporation.

During the entire day of festivities representatives of the Council of Young Employees of the Corporation and ZAO ZEM were paying visits to veterans of the company and presenting them with flowers and gifts.

April 12 is a Doors Open Day at the company. Many of the employees and veterans of the Corporation brought with them children and grandchildren – the little visitors came to do a tour of the RSC Energia Museum, as well as of the Center for Technology Development and Personnel Training of ZAO ZEM named after V.D. Vachnadze.

 


 

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