Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Washington held event dedicated to anniversary of Valentina Tereshkova

Valentina Tereshkova opened the Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Washington D.C. on the 10th of February in 1999. It became the 61st Russian state center abroad and the first in the history of bilateral relations between Russia and the United States.

During the opening ceremony, Valentina Tereshkova suggested Americans to think of the Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Washington D.C. as a second home.

There is the Space library dedicated to the history of Space exploration in the RCSC . The portrait of Valentina Tereshkova takes central place in the library.

Natalya Batova, the first head of the RCSC, and Lloyd Costley, the chairman of the Club of Friends of the Center, told visitors about the history of the Center.