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Eurospace-2016. Prague.

From 12 till 17 April, 2016 the “Eurospace 2016" International Astrophilatelic Exhibition was held at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture in Prague. The event was devoted to the 55th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s space flight. The exhibition was organized by the Union of Philatelists of Czech Republic and the Russian Centre of Science and Culture. The exhibition received the FEPA recognition.

Opening ceremony.

Julius Cacka, Chairman of the Organizing Committee.

 

Aleksandr Zmeevski, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Czech Republic.

 

Vit Vanicek, Vice-President of the Union of Czech Philatelists.

 

 

Valeri Rusu, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Moldova to the Czech Republic and Valeri Kurdjukov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Czech Republic.

 

 

Mr. Aleksandr Zmeevski, Russian Ambassador and Mr. Leonid Gamza, Chief of the Russian Centre of Science and Culture.

 

 

 

The exhibition was opened by (from left to right): Radko Martínek, Senator of the Parliament of the Czech Republic; Julius Cacka, Chairman of the Organizing Committee; Aleksandr Zmeevski, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Czech Republic.

 

Mr. Valeri Rusu, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Moldova to the Czech Republic.

 

Petr Fencl is telling about Space Philately.

 

Valeri Kurdjukov, Ambassador of Belarus; Aleksandr Zmeevski, Russian Ambassador; Igor Rodin, Chairman of the FIP Section for Astrophilately and Sergey Poznakhirko, the Union of Moscow’s Philatelists.

 

Ernst Leu, President of the Swiss Space Philately Society, interview for press.

 

Umberto Cavallaro, President of the Italian Astrophilately Society with his spouse.

 

Souvenir sheet 

 

Igor Rodin, Chairman of the FIP Section for Astrophilately. Interview for the “Prague Telegraph” newspaper.

 

Jury of the “Eurospace 2016" (from left to right): Igor Rodin, Jaromir Matejka, Julius Cacka, Petr Fencl, Zdeněk Okáč.

 

Special events.

The honorable guests of the exhibition were cosmonaut-researcher Olřich Pelčák (Czechoslovakia), a member of the back-up crew of the Soviet “Soyuz-28” spacecraft as well as cosmonaut-researcher Michal Fulier (Slovakia), a member of the back-up crew of the Russian “Soyuz TM-29” spacecraft.

Autograph-session by cosmonaut-researchers Olřich Pelčák and Michal Fulier.

 

Julius Cacka, Olřich Pelčák and Michal Fulier are at the meeting in the frames of “Eurospace 2016".

 

On the occasion of “Eurospace 2016", Soviet cosmonaut-veteran Vladimir Kovalyonok visited Prague’s Planetarium where he had a meeting with about 250 Czech school children.

An informal meeting of the delegates of the FIP Section for Astrophilately took place in the frames of "EuroSpace-2016".  The delegates from 8 countries including 3 members of the Bureau (Chairman, Secretary and FEPA representative) took part in the Meeting. A lot of questions concerning the Section for Astrophilately, exhibiting activity, relations with the FIP Board were discussed. President of the Austrian Astrophilatelic society and President of Swiss Astrophilatelic society also took part in the Meeting.

Palmares.

 

Chairman of the Jury Julius Cacka with the Gran-Prix donated by the first Czech cosmonaut Vladimír Remek, currently, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to the Russian Federation.

 

Chairman of the Jury Julius Cacka and cosmonaut-researcher Michal Fulier handed the exhibition’s awards and Diplomas.

 

Czech astrophilatelist-veteran Ivan Pechanek is being awarded with Gold.

 

Miloslav Veselý (Czech Republic) is being awarded.

 

Antoni Rigo (Spain) is being awarded.

 

Ernst Leu (Switzerland) is being awarded.

 

Rega Annibale (Italy) is being awarded.

 

Umberto Cavallaro (Italy) is being awarded.

 

Igor Rodin (Russia) is being awarded for his work in Jury.

Petr Fencl (Czech Republic) is being awarded for his exhibit in Jury Class.

 

Jaromir Matejka (Austria) is being awarded for his exhibit in Jury Class.

Zdeněk Okáč (Czech Republic) is being awarded for his work as Secretary of Jury.

 

Julius Cacka (Czech Republic) is being awarded for his work as Jury Chairman.

 

Leonid Gamza, Chief of the Russian Centre of Science and Culture, is being awarded for his work in the Organizing Committee.

 

Igor Rodin, Chairman of the FIP Section for Astrophilately, is being interviewed by the reporter of the Russian Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo).

 

Walter Hopferwieser and Ernst Leu are at the Palmares cocktail reception.

Photos by Sergey Rodin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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