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    Valentina Tereshkova & Andriyan Nikolayev Wedding Picture Album, "Official State Wedding between two people who had been to space," signed and inscribed by Tereshkova to her commander, who was also the organizer of the wedding for the Kremlin.

    This is a large turquoise bound leather wedding album (16" x 12") with gold birds with Vostok 6 call sign written underneath "Chaika" (seagull) and Vostok 3 call sign "Sokol" (hawk) adorning the cover and declaring in Russian, "First Cosmonaut Wedding" in gold ornate script with numerous images (33 B&W and one in color) of the first state wedding between cosmonauts Valentina Tereshkova and Andriyan Nikolayev. This wedding was organized by the government to help usher in the first child between the two cosmonauts. Images include those of Gagarin, Titov, Minister of Defense Malinovksy, Marshal of Aviation Vershinin, Head of the Soviet Academy of Sciences Mitslav Keldish, Kremlin Hall. The wedding was hosted by Nikita Khrushchev at his home. One has the feeling that they are there at the wedding in the Kremlin.

    The inscription is signed by Tereshkova and Nikolayev and is written to Nikolai Petrovna Kamanin and his wife, Maria Michealovna (the organizer of the event). It reads, "To Nikolai Petrovna Kamanin and Maria Michealovna, from the depth of our hearts we thank you for your care and parental love for us. Dear we wish you both great health, happiness and longevity. With Gratitude and Love, Andrian Nikolaev, Valentina Tereshkova." Excellent condition.


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    June, 2011
    3rd Friday
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