The cosmonauts on the ISS have collected all the mascot toys that are on the station to congratulate everyone on the Children’s Day, as reported by the special correspondent of TASS, cosmonaut of Roscosmos Oleg Artemyev. According to him, the “toy crew” includes weightlessness indicators and mascots of all crew members who are currently on the ISS.
On June 1, the International Children’s Day (“International Day for Protection of Children” in Russian) is celebrated. The decision to hold it on the ISS was made during a special session of the Council of the Women’s International Democratic Federation, held in November 1949 in Moscow.
The date of June 1 was chosen due to the fact that on this day in 1925, the World Conference of Women on the Welfare of Children was held in Geneva, which recommended that governments annually hold a day for the protection of children. It was and is necessary to establish this day to inform society about the need to ensure that a number of international documents regulate children’s rights.
It is reminded that currently, the International Children’s Day is celebrated in more than 60 countries, including Russia, the former republics of the USSR and states that were previously part of the socialist bloc (Albania, Angola, Bulgaria, China, Vietnam, etc.).