On December 7, 2011 Chairman of the FIP Section for Astrophilately, Igor Rodin had a meeting with Russian cosmonaut Aleksandr Samokutyayev.
The meeting took place in Star city (Zvyozdny gorodok). Cosmonaut Samokutyayev who had spent in space 164 days and had returned to Earth on September 16, 2011, told about his mission aboard the ISS as well as about Astrophilatelic activities during his space flight.
The cosmonaut postmarked covers aboard the ISS in the frames of so-called symbolic activities in according to the request of Russian Space Agency as well as the "Energy” Space Corporation. Aleksandr Samokutyayev handed over 2 flown covers to Igor Rodin’s collection.
The cover was postmarked aboard the ISS at the day of the Soyuz TMA-21/ISS docking. At that day Aleksandr Samokutyayev began his mission aboard the ISS.
The cover was postmarked aboard the ISS on April 12, 2011. The crew marked the 50th Anniversary of the first world manned space flight performed by Yuri Gagarin.