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Russian President Vladimir Putin after watching the film “Salyut-7” shared memories about his flight on the Tu-160 bombers in Murmansk oblast in 2005. About it reports “Interfax” on Wednesday, October 4.
The President saw the movie the night before, then talked to the creators of the film, the main characters, as well as cosmonauts Vladimir Dzhanibekov and Viktor Savinykh, of the heroism and which relates to the picture. They held the first ever docking with unmanaged space station.
Putin noted the extraordinary complexity of their task, remembering his feelings when the bombers conducted in-flight refuelling. “I observed myself, sitting next to the pilot, when he spent refueling, and understand what the complexity is. He’s not the first time it happened, and he was drenched in sweat,” â€” said the head of state.
The Russian premiere of the “Salyut-7” is scheduled for October 12. In the tape played by Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Pavel Derevyanko, Alexander Samoilenko and Love Aksenov.
In 1985, Dzhanibekov and Savinykh docked piloted spaceship with out-of-control orbital station. After moving to the station they made repairs. “Salyut-7” worked for another six years, until it was replaced by the station “Mir”. The astronauts went down in history as the people who have the most difficult from a technical point of view flight.