Space was the main theme of the second day of the Russian-Thai Festival in Siam Paragon Shopping Center. Russia as a great space power and a birthplace of the first astronaut was telling Thai guests of the Festival about the history of conquering the outer space and about the opportunities opening up for Thailand in the field of space in collaboration with Russia.
In his speech H.E. Mr. Kirill Barsky, Ambassador of Russia to Thailand emphasized the significance of space technologies for the development of human civilization. He welcomed the interest of the Royal Thai Government and young people in Thailand towards everything related to space. The Ambassador handed over a bronze bust of Yuri Gagarin and a photo exhibition devoted to the first manned space flight to the “Inspirium” Space Museum in Sriracha, Chonburi province. Dr. Anond Snidwongs, Director General of the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency of Thailand (GISTDA) expressed his gratitude for this gift, which he called a symbol of our future cooperation in exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes.
Famous Thai writer Mrs. Narisa Chakrabongse, grand granddaughter of King Rama V and granddaughter of Prince Chakrabongse presented her new book “To my little son”. The staffers of the Russian Tourism Agency Regional Office “Visit Russia” advertised a wide variety of tours to different parts of our country.
Starring on the stage that day were young students of the International Russian Ballet School “Rosinka” (“Dewdrop”) from Pattaya. Victor Platkov, a Russian pianist working in Phuket charmed the audience with his stunning concert program consisting of classical pieces and popular Soviet era hits in an original musical arrangement.