Russia and Australia have signed a contract on the construction of a space centre on the Christmas Island (the Indian Ocean), Yuri Koptev, the Rosaviacosmos Head, told a press conference in Moscow, RIA Novosti reports. According to him, the implementation of the project will start in two months already. New Russian space rockets Avrora (the upgraded rocket Soyuz) will be launched from the space centre on the Christmas Island, Koptev said.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said