Moscow unveils new Russian space station

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Russian space agency on Monday unveiled for the first time a real model of what the planned new Russian space station will look like, indicating that Moscow is serious about withdrawing from the International Space Station and working alone in space .

Amid what some Kremlin hardliners say is a historic break with the West over sanctions imposed by what Moscow calls a “special military operation” in Ukraine, Russia is rushing to reduce dependence on Western countries and to do , or cooperate with countries like China in space.

The West, accusing Russia of waging a war of aggression against Ukraine, has damaged Russia’s economy with sanctions aimed at depriving Moscow of technology, know-how and funds.

The Russian National Space Agency (Roscosmos) on Monday presented a model of the planned space station, which Russian state media dubbed “Ross”, at the forum “Army-2022”, a military-industrial exhibition on the outskirts of Moscow.

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