The message reads, in part:
“You are known and deeply respected as a courageous strong-willed person with a responsible civil position and proactive attitude. Your professional record, tremendous personal contribution to enhancing the authority of our country as a space power and your meaningful social and legislative activities are a vivid example of honest and selfless service to the Fatherland.”
Valentina Tereshkova was the commander of the Vostok 6 spaceship during a space flight on June 16–19, 1963, in a dual mission with the Vostok 5 spaceship piloted by Valery Bykovsky.
Since 1966, Valentina Tereshkova has been actively engaged in government and public activities. She was a deputy of the State Duma of the sixth and seventh convocations, and has been a deputy of the State Duma of the eighth convocation since September 2021. She has received numerous awards from the USSR, Russia and other countries.