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April 29, 2016
Russia looks east with Vostochny Cosmodrome
Vostochny, Russia (Sputnik) Apr 29, 2016
Russia's newly-built Vostochny space center in the Far East will open a window on Asia and strengthen Russia's position in the region, Andrei Ionin, a member of the Tsiolkovsky Academy of Cosmonautics, told RIA Novosti news agency. "It's been nine years since we realized that Russia needs to turn eastwards as the center of cosmonautics has been moving from the Atlantic region to the Pacific. Vostochny is the axe we used to break a window into Asia," Ionin said. According to Andrei Ionin, who ... read more

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