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Putin invited to visit the ISS

April 12 2006

To communicate with the crew of the International Space Station, was released today, Russian President Vladimir Putin. He congratulated the Russians Pavel Vinogradov and American Jeffrey Williams on the Day of Astronautics.

Of the so-called situation room Kremlin, equipment which allows contact with any part of the world, was set a teleconference with the ISS.

Communication session ISS - The Kremlin began on Wednesday at about 13:00 Moscow time and lasted several minutes.

During the session, ISS commander Pavel Vinogradov invited Putin to visit the space station. "I take this opportunity to invite you to visit us. You were at the submarine, flying at a strategic aircraft carrier, the Su-27 for you to do as a mother, and the space station were not yet" - said Vinogradov, referring to chapter state.

Putin replied that he will go to ISS unless on holiday. "

"I am very pleased that today, two representatives of two major space powers are working together on one platform ISS", - said Putin. Tells Interfax

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