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Official says Russia's piloted, scientific space programs unaffected by sanctions

April 08, 2016, 12:26 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, April 8. /TASS/. The piloted and scientific projects of Rosсosmos space authority are practically unaffected by Western sanctions, the authority’s deputy head Mikhail Khailov said on Friday.

"In the scientific and piloted space projects the effect of the sanctions is next to zero," he said.

At the same time, he said, in the state space program, Russia is trying not to depend on imported parts.

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