From October 20th to 25th, China-Russia Children’s Drawing Exhibition with the Theme of Spaceflight was held in the China Soong Ching Ling Science & Culture Centre for Young People and St.Petersburg Planetarium in Russia. The name of the exhibition was “children’s dream to explore space”. It started as an online drawing collection and some drawings made it to the offline exhibition. Congratulations through video or in written form were sent by Wang Wenli, consul general of China in St. Petersburg, Gong Jiajia, minister counselor of Chinese Embassy in Russia, Su Hongtao, deputy director of the China Soong Ching Ling Science & Culture Centre for Young People, Касьянова Тамара Леонидовна, director of Beijing Russia Cultural Center, the deputy director of the foreign affair committee of St.Petersburg government and others.
Wang Wenli sent her congratulation on the successful event. She said that China and Russia had significant achievement in spacecraft field and had launched cooperation in all aspects. Children used paintbrush to sent their best wishes to the space cooperation between the two countries. She believed that children’s imagination would add more vitality to it.
Gong Jiajia said in her speech that both China and Russia had stepped on a remarkable journey. She believed that active participation and communication of children in two countries would lead to amazing result of our cooperation.
Su Hongtao said that Russia was an early starter of manned space cause and Chinese manned space project had achieved world-famous result. He hoped that the event would stimulate children’s imagination and creativity to paint their dreams and best wishes for China-Russia spaceflight cause.
Касьянова Тамара Леонидовна said that the children drawing exhibition with the theme of space flight was significant. It led to children’s further understanding of the space flight projects in each others’ country and to dreams in children’s heart. She expected that more and more children and young people keen on aerospace would be a part of space exploration and China-Russia exchanges and cooperation, so as to enable more people to be benefited by achievements.
The deputy director of the foreign affair committee of St.Petersburg government wrote in his congratulation letter that the successful launching of the Shenzhou 13th manned space ship was an important historical event in China’s and world’s space field. The children drawing exhibition against such back ground inspired the imagination of young people in China and Russia, which would support the aerospace projects in the two countries to start a new chapter.
The goal of the exhibition was to inspire Chinese and Russian young people’s passion to explore space so as to enhance people-to-people exchanges. The online collection of children’s drawing was initiated by China Soong Ching Ling Science & Culture Centre for Young People, the client of China-Russia headline of China Media Group, Moscow China Culture Center, Beijing Russia Culture Center, Russia aerospace museum, RADIO METRO FM102.4 of Saint Petersburg in Russia. Children from the two countries were invited to paint a wide universe and to express their wish that the aerospace cooperation would be deepened for win-win cooperation. The month-long collection saw more than 1300 paintings, 300 outstanding ones of which made it into the offline exhibition after being chosen carefully by experts.