The Russian segment of the International Space Station "will never be used for the needs of the on-going military conflict in the Persian gulf area," the RIA Novosti correspondent quotes Sergei Gorbunov as saying in an interview on Friday. Gorbunov is the press secretary of the Russian Airspace Agency (Rosaviakosmos).
The International Space Station "is a purely civilian facility and the on-going military actions cannot affect its operation," he said.
Gorbunov voiced the hope that the American ISS segment "will not be used for the military ends, either." "For that the Pentagon has enough military satellites of its own," noted the Rosaviakosmos representative.
As RIA Novosti has learnt from other sources, the American defense establishment has recently put a stand-by reconnaissance satellite into a point in the geostationary orbit just above Iraq to cover the theater of war. The satellite's photo and TV information is relayed by a military group of nine satellites.
The discovery of the submarine has unveiled a few "inconsistencies." For example, how can one explain the fact that the sub was found where it needed to be searched for from the start?
When on a state visit to Singapore, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to revisit the discussion of the 1956 Declaration between the USSR and Japan regarding the issue of the peace treaty with Japan
The TurkStream, which runs along the bottom of the Black Sea from Russia's Anapa to Turkey, will consist of two lines, each with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas a year