MOSCOW, October 13. /TASS/. There are no plans for cutting funding for space research in Russia, director of the Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences Lev Zelyonyi said on Monday.
“There are no concerns. There are no such instructions,” Zelyonyi said at the 5th Moscow International Solar System Symposium.
“Of course, all expenses for space are interrelated with the general economic situation in the country,” he said.
Over the past 10 years the situation was not bad and space expenditures grew. “We complained of the lack of personnel and not of the lack of money,” Zelyonyi said.