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The first ceremony of the 50th IAA anniversary celebration was held in Kiev, Ukraine at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine on 18 June 2010 with participants from a dozen of countries. The Vice-President Stanislav Konyukhov chaired the one-day regional meeting and the Secretary General Jean-Michel Contant presented the review of 50 years of excellence.  Mr. Yurii Aleksieiev Director General of the National Space Agency of Ukraine was present. Leonid Kuchma, former President of Ukraine and former Director General of YUZHMASH, received his pin of new member of the Academy during a brief ceremony followed by a reception. Alexander Degtyarev, First Deputy General Designer at Yuzhnoye SDO, Ukrainian Regional Office Secretary gave a presentation of the Ukrainian space activities. On this occasion a booklet about the IAA entitled "50 Years at the Service of Peace " was issued as well as other anniversary gifts. On 19 June 2010, participants were invited to visit not far from Kiev the small Ukrainian town of Zhytomyr where Korolev was born in 1907. On this occasion, on behalf  of the Academy, the Secretary General Jean-Michel Contant deposed flowers at Korolev monument in the center of the city.

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