Russia pulls out of the International Space Station (ISS) project

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Moscow, Tuesday (MTI), 13 May 2014 - Russia won't cooperate with the United States in the International Space Station (ISS) project after 2020 announced Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin in Moscow on Tuesday.

The Russian-US cooperation agreement on ISS was originally signed to continue until 2024, but "Russia does not benefit from being involved in such long-term project," said the Russian deputy-prime minister.

Pulling out of the space station project has been decided in the light of recent sanctions against Russia by Washington; these developments indicating that the U.S.A. is not a reliable partner said Rogozin.

After 2020, Russia will spend its intellectual resources on "new and more ambitious space research programs," said the Russian deputy-prime minister to RIA Novosti news agency.

(MTI –


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