Viktor Savinykh, cosmonaut, twice Hero of the Soviet Union, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, and Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, took part in the international teleconference “Meeting on Elbe 75”. He noted the importance of the teleconference for strengthening international relations and stressed that the spirit of Elbe reigns today in space, since it is impossible to be there without trust in each other.
Roscosmos cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner welcomed participants of the international teleconference “Meeting on Elbe 75” from orbit in a video message.
“April 25, 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of a historic event – the legendary meeting of Soviet and American troops near the city of Torgau on the Elbe river. We congratulate everyone on this significant date. And we want to say a special thank you to the veterans for their heroic feat. This meeting is a symbol of the allied victory in the Second World War. And today, the unity of spirit and common cause, which was manifested at that historical moment, is needed by the world more than ever”,- said Anatoly Ivanishin.
“The long - term successful cooperation between Russia and the United States in the field of space research can serve as a good example for everyone, regardless of their age and profession, - said Ivan Vagner. - And as twice Hero of the Soviet Union cosmonaut Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov said at the opening ceremony of the sculpture composition “Meeting on the Elbe” in Moscow, “we are better together”. And perhaps this is the most accurate and just saying that we should follow today”.