Victoria Maslova, theatre and film actress, shares about things in near and deep space in the «Space. Stars.Opinions.» festival section:

I never wanted to be a cosmonaut, though in times of my childhood one could often hear other children reply “A cosmonaut!” when asked “Who do you want to be when you grow up?” In kindergarten, we once sang a song about Gagarin. I remember it very well: we learned it in spring, specifically for Cosmonautics day!

✨✨Part of life
Of course, space has been an integral part of our lives for a long time now!
We live, go to work, raise our children, while scientists, physicists invent new things every day and get on new levels of communication with our Universe.
Thanks to K.E.Tsiolkovsky, who was the first to provide rationale for the idea that rockets could be used for space flights, rockets were modified and actually used for flying into space! I am proud of Yuri Gagarin and the people who continue to reach new heights for scientific progress and for the sake of our quiet life.

✨✨✨Heroic acts of cosmonauts
We shoot films about various heroic acts of cosmonauts. To me, of course, their job is something fantastic, out of the ordinary. When I read something or watch movies about them, I realize that, when there is a problem ‘out there’ and every minute counts to solve it, the decision made is often ‘Now or never!’ (just like in our ordinary life). So, in extreme situations we act alike. If I had to play such a role, my motto would be the famous saying of General Vasiliy Margelov ‘No one but us!’

The Tsiolkovsky International Space Film Festival will be held in Kaluga on April 12-16, with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Roscosmos State Corporation, the Government and the Ministry of Culture of the Kaluga Region, Rossotrudnichestvo, the K.E. Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics, The Russian Planetariums Association and other public and commercial organizations.