ASSS Success at ‘To the Stars 2001’
Moscow: April 11th – 15th.The all Russia philatelic exhibition devoted to the 40th anniversary of Gagarin’s flight was held at the historical down town cultural centre Red Palace of the 17th Century, near the famous rebuilt Cathedral of Jesus Christ the Saviour reports Mikhail Vorobyov.
52 exhibits were located in three small halls allowing easy viewing access and three cosmonauts — Victor Gorbatko, Victor Savinkh and Anatoly Solovyov were in attendance during the exhibition, with Savinkh (twice hero of the Soviet Union and veteran of three space flights) speaking at the opening ceremony.
Collectors examined and discussed the exhibits, and disputed many aspects of Astrophilately throughout the week of the event On April 14th a seminar on Astrophilately was held to inform collectors about new FIP regulations for thematic exhibitions and the next day at the closing ceremony awards were made.
These included a Large Silver for Yuri Kvasnikov’s ‘Missions of the international crews to Salyut 6′, a Silver to prospective member Oleg Zaburdaev (whose catalogue “Cosmonautics on Soviet Postcards 1958-1991” was advertised in Orbit for March) “Sources of Russian Cosmonautics”. Mikhail’s Vorobyov’s own exhibit “For All Mankind” exhibit, for which Birmingham member Bob Taylor had leant some material won Bronze.
Congratulations to all concerned.