Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space
Your life and your artistic career have been tightly linked with the fortunes of our Motherland. You were personally involved in the most momentous events of its history over the last half a century. This is why you became so natural, so unalienable a part of the first team of cosmonauts who drew inspiration from the high energy of your talent and your heart, both in their arduous cosmic daily routine and in the days of celebration.
Your professional excellence, the aura of dignity, which makes your stage presence so distinguished, and the admiration of your audiences have won you the love of several generations of our compatriots. You are rightfully regarded as a classic on our song scene. Fortunately, the burden of fame has not distracted you from following an essential principle in your life: “you simply need to mind your duty, from your first moment to your last”. I wish you further success in your multifaceted activities, in your art, at the State Duma, in public affairs. Good health, happiness and prosperity to you and you big loving family, for many, many years!