Topol-M missile fired from Plesetsk hits hypothetical target in KamchatkaMilitary & Defense January 17, 4:31
US President-Elect has big respect for Russian people, Russia culture, says advisorWorld January 17, 4:30
Paintings by Chagall, Russian 16th century icons to be on display at art fair in BrusselsSociety & Culture January 16, 21:50
Russia calls to probe into attack on Moscow Patriarchate’s church in Kiev — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 16, 21:25
Russia, US start restoring business ties — ombudsmanBusiness & Economy January 16, 21:21
Figure skating pairs competition excluded from schedule of 2017 Winter UniversiadeSport January 16, 20:34
DPR top diplomat blames Kiev for dodging discussion of Steinmeier formula implementationWorld January 16, 20:14
IMF maintains forecast for global economy growth in 2017 at 3.4%Business & Economy January 16, 19:45
Six more settlements join Syria ceasefire regime — Defense MinistryWorld January 16, 19:22
MOSCOW, April 22. /TASS/. President Vladimir Putin was informed of Wednesday’s collapse of a space rocket at the Plesetsk space center in northern Russia, Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
"Quite naturally, the president received information on the accident," he said.
Peskov said, however, he did not have a detailed report on what exactly happened.
A source at Plesetsk told TASS the launch vehicle collapsed after a scheduled test liftoff.
"A scheduled test launch of an experimental launch vehicle designed by an aerospace defense company was held at Plesetsk," he said. "The launch vehicle lifted off from the pad as required but it veered off from the designated trajectory several minutes later and collapsed in an unpopulated area of the Arkhangelsk region."