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Rogozin: City around Vostochny cosmodrome should be big educational center

December 09, 2013, 11:08 UTC+3 UGLEGORSK
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UGLEGORSK, December 09. /ITAR-TASS/. The city, which is being constructed around the Vostochny cosmodrome, should become a major educational center, Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told a meeting in Uglegorsk on Monday.

“We should open here a branch of a Russian leading university to train specialists for the national space sector, for example, a branch of the Moscow Aviation Institute,” he said. “Here we are facing all the future of the rocket-space industry, here is the Pacific Ocean. Here Russia should demonstrate its ambitions, and we should do everything to motivate young specialists come here.”

The deputy prime minister saw the construction of the city. By 2015, there will be 17 houses for 1,482 flats, hospitals for children and adults, an ambulance station. The city will occupy the area of 1.050 hectares and will be named after Konstantin Tsiolkovsky.

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