Have you ever dreams of going into space?

This question excites many people including famous TV presenters and actors.

Different audience is planning to attend the Tsiolkovsky International Space Film Festival, held in Kaluga on April 12-16, 2023.

Meanwhile, we are presenting the new «SPACE. STARS. OPINIONS» festival section.

In this section, Sergey Malozemov, a TV presenter, author of films and books and a video blogger will answer three questions about space.

✨«As a child, I didn’t dream of becoming an cosmonaut. I was afraid of the very thought of such audacity, that is, cosmonauts seemed some kind of demigods, superheroes to me. I did not associate myself with them, as they were somewhere in the sky, somewhere on Olympus, and my natural modesty did not allow me to reach them.

At the same time, space has always surrounded me in mysterious ways.

My parents were working on a part of the Buran project, as I later found out. Moreover, in our small town of Miass, Chelyabinsk region, there were «space» names everywhere.

✨✨One of the streets of Miass is called “Tsiolkovsky Street". The way it sounds used to fascinate me with its mystery and even mysticism.

When I grew up, I found out who Konstantin Eduardovich was, what his courage, his foresight was, and then the magic from childhood became even stronger. I bow down to those who are not afraid to think extraordinarily about what is happening around them.

✨✨✨Childish modesty, timidity, fear of the unknown, including cosmic matters, has already passed. So now, space is a symbol of the cutting edge of science and technology to me, something that justifies the existence of humanity. Our success lies in trying to find out what is happening outside our planet. At the same time, I understand how many practical things space has given us: satellite communications, navigation in smartphones, which we use when ordering taxis and shopping, and many other useful things.

In a good way, I envy Yulia Peresild and Klim Shipenko, who were the first to make a film in space. I really want to see it.

If someday fate gives me the opportunity to shoot something for my programmes or documentaries in space, I will agree to use this chance without any hesitation. A person should strive to go into space so that the whole world around them becomes better. »

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.