Russia: November 2019 Archives

Russia cracks down on spaceport mega-project mired in corruption, Guardian

"The Kremlin has launched a crackdown over a spaceport project that was supposed to be the jewel of Russia's space programme but has become mired in corruption costing more than $170m (£132m), with investigations alleging blatant theft and illegal enrichment by officials and contractors. As state investigators have opened new criminal cases, the project has also become the target of Russia's opposition, with the corruption whistleblower Alexei Navalny releasing an investigation into land and cars acquired by the head of Roscosmos, Russia's space agency. "A failed project that is still being built years after its deadline with a budget that has been doubled and during which billions [of rubles] were stolen: of course it should bear the name of Vladimir Putin," Navalny said in reference to the possibility that the spaceport could be named after the Russian president."

- Russia Wants To Lead In Space By Spending Less Money On It
- Vostochny Spaceport Has A Few Criminal Issues
- Putin Wants To Jail Spaceport Employees
- Earlier Russa postings


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