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Cosmonaut Korsakov tells why he took flags of Kyrgyzstan and Bishkek into space

«I was born, spent my childhood, got an education in Bishkek. Here I got a boost to fulfill my dream of flying into space,» Russian cosmonaut Sergey Korsakov told at a press conference.

He noted that he returned from space, where he spent 195 days, six months ago.

«Being in space is an unusual feeling. Seeing the Earth from space, how many beautiful places it has. But my favorites were Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan, which I often photographed,» he added.

Sergey Korsakov told that he took the flags of Kyrgyzstan and Bishkek with him before the flight to the International Space Station.

«Before the flight to the ISS, each astronaut forms a set of personal belongings up to 1 kilogram. I wanted to take a piece of Kyrgyzstan with me,» the cosmonaut added.

Sergey Korsakov was born on September 1, 1984. He lived in Bishkek until the age of 14. Korsakov graduated from the Bauman Moscow State Technical University. In 2012, he took part in an open enrollment of candidates for a space flight.