The Space Day is an occasion to remember the serious problems which at first glance only indirectly concerns space programs.
On the Russian shelves there are more translations of encyclopedias for children, in which either the casual, or nothing at all is written about our achievements in space exploration.
By reading these books, children generally can soon forget that for a holiday - April 12.
In Washington, the National Museum of the history of space exploration, Russian exposition of the first space flight is still the most interesting and fascinating.
"Of course, I'm telling everyone that Yuri Gagarin was the first man, a melted into space - says the curator of the exhibition history of space exploration at the National Air and Space Museum United States Cathy Lewis. - We have, fortunately, there is an exposition of it and its different things ».
And, despite all the historical authenticity, and in fact almost all of the exhibits are real, young Americans and their parents know little about the world's first cosmonaut.
Of course, in American books about outer space is not directly deny that the first visited in space, Yuri Gagarin, but many of the achievements of the space industry simply silent.
Now their books about space, translated into Russian, appeared in Russia. These high-quality publication with color photos and detailed description of the history of the cosmos are selling well.
"News" went to the nearest bookstore and bought several children's books, anyway telling about space. In these books, there is not one word about Soviet and Russian conquests in space. Nothing about the first satellite of Yuri Gagarin, the world's first orbiting space station. It is quite possible if the child will read a book, he concludes that in space and the first to have visited the Americans.
Such books are easy to hold in your hand and just interesting to consider - "Children's Encyclopedia of Space", "Encyclopedia for Children". How can you not believe what is written in the encyclopedia? "News" decided to show these books astronauts.
"57th year - that is, after all, is our companion, although it is not written that, but anyway, they noted our success one" - says twice Hero of the Soviet Union, pilot-cosmonaut Alexei Leonov.
Twice Hero of the Soviet Union, pilot-cosmonaut Vladimir Aksenov added: "I feel sorry for the drafters of this tutorial, sorry for those who claimed it. They do, of course, not a good thing for our students, for our young generations. "
Of course books about the first flight, the most famous mongrel Proteins and spit, the first woman cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, and the first spacewalk Alexei Leonov - they are. But publishers admit that it is cheaper and faster to do translations, than to invest in authors.
"Domestic authors of our slightly more complex language writing, a little more information to give the children a little", - considers the head of children's teenage literature publishing house "Eksmo" Elena Solomatin.
Because of this paradox of our preschoolers and first-graders could be versed in the history of the American Astronautical much better than domestic, and will be sure that the most famous spaceship - a space shuttle, and the most famous space explorers Neil Armstrong, not Yuri Gagarin .