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Russian protagonist of film in space addressed women’s forum

Moscow, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) Yulia Peresild, the Russian protagonist of the film The Challenge, which is being currently shot in space, on Thursday spoke with attendees of the 3rd Eurasian Women's Forum, held in the city of Saint Petersburg.

From the International Space Station (ISS), she told them that she was pleased to greet them from outer space and that women can do anything. She added that women are brave, strong, conquered space and time.

According to the 37-year-old actress, space helps us understand the importance of our mission on Earth. Our mission is to look after our loved ones, the world, our planet, TASS news agency reported.

At the forum, Valentina Matvienko, president of Russia’s Council of the Federation (Senate), told attendees that they were witnesses of an unique event.

She said that, for the first time in the history of cinema, the scenes of a feature film are being shot in the real outer space with a professional actress. ‘We are proud of such brave women.’

On October 5, the MS-19 spacecraft left the Baikonur cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan. The actress, film-maker Klim Shipenko and cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov traveled aboard the Soyuz.

Peresild and Shipenko will return to Earth on October 17 aboard the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft, along with cosmonaut Oleg Novitski.


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