Federation Council member Alexei Pushkov responded to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who declared the Soviet designer Sergei Korolyov a Ukrainian scientist. He wrote about this in the Telegram channel.
The senator stressed that the Ukrainian origin of the Queen is a mystery, the answer to which is unknown to the Ukrainian leader himself. He recalled that the academician of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR was born in 1908 in the Volyn province, when “there was no Ukraine at all”, and then studied and worked for 20 years in Moscow. In Kiev, Korolev visited as an athlete-glider, and no scientific achievements with Ukraine in his biography are associated, Pushkov added.
“In Kiev, there is a principle: there are few of our own – we will assign strangers to ourselves. Not for the first time already. Not good, ”the parliamentarian said. He also clarified that Korolyov’s father was from Mogilev and worked as a teacher of Russian literature.
Earlier, Musk commented on the post of the Russian state corporation Roscosmos on the birthday of the great rocket engineer. He wrote in Russian that Korolev “was great.” In response, Zelensky said that the scientist was Ukrainian and invited the head of SpaceX to visit the republic.