No More Russian Coverage Of Russian Space News By Russians

Russia tells its space reporters to stop reporting on the space program, Ars Technica

"The country already prohibits reporting on space activities containing classified information, but a new law extends to coverage of a variety of other space news. Essentially, any person in Russia who now reports on anything that might be even tangentially related to Russia's military activities or space activities will be labeled as a foreign agent. News organizations and individuals will be required to put a disclaimer on every single article, social media post, or tweet, reading, "This Report (Material) has been created or distributed by Foreign Mass Media Channels executing the functions of a Foreign Agent, and/or a Russian legal entity executing the functions of a Foreign Agent."

Keith's note: Oh well, so much for encouraging foreign agent media coverage of new space moviefilm being photographed on orbital space station.

Keith's update: But wait - there's more. Perhaps Rogozin is instituting this media ban to thwart bad news from surfacing from within Roscosmos so as to anger Putin further. Yea this whole ban the media thing should work, Dmitry. Great idea!

Putin slashes Russia's space budget and says he expects better results, Ars Technica

"But what does seem clear is that the Russian space program's future is bleak. Whereas China is rising with a space station of its own and ambitious new exploration plans and the US space industry is flourishing amid a rise in commercial activity, Russia is seeking to maintain a status quo of space vehicles developed decades ago."

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