French nationals in Moscow expect presidential polls to bring changes to their countryWorld April 23, 18:01
French presidential hopefuls cast ballots in first round of electionWorld April 23, 15:52
OSCE staff member dies in car blast in DonbassWorld April 23, 13:55
Presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron gets in line to voteWorld April 23, 12:26
First candidates cast ballots in presidential election in FranceWorld April 23, 11:26
LIVE updates: French presidential election 2017World April 23, 8:57
Russian soldier’s killer mentally unstable - Armenia’s Investigative CommitteeWorld April 23, 0:48
Sculpture to US president Franklin D. Roosevelt unveiled in CrimeaSociety & Culture April 22, 23:11
‘No danger’ for Novaya Gazeta journalists — Chechnya’s headSociety & Culture April 22, 21:54
MOSCOW, July 2 (Itar-Tass) - Russian President Vladimir Putin was informed about the crash of the rocket Proton-M at the Baikonur spaceport, Russian president’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.
“The president was informed about it,” he said.
The rocket Proton-M with three satellites Glonass-M was launched at 06:38 Moscow time from the launching site number 81 at the Baikonur spaceport. Right after the takeoff from the launching pad the rocket deviated sharply from the flight trajectory, at first began breaking up in the air and fell down not far from the launch site and exploded.
The Federal Space Agency reported that the incident occurred on the 17th minute of flight over the emergency activation of the engines. After the blast a smoking cloud of burning heptyl was formed. The launching site and the launching team were not affected.