On March 24th 2011 in Beijing, China the China-Russia joint space philately exhibition was opened. The event is devoted to the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's space flight.
The officials from Russian Embassy in China, All-China Philatelic Federation, China Space Industry, Russian Space Agency, China Space Philately Society took part in the opening ceremony. The event is held in the Russian Cultural Center in Beijing.
Russian cosmonaut G.Padalka and Chairman of the FIP Section of Astrophilately I.Rodin took part in the opening ceremony.