Russia Cuts Budget for Roskosmos by 30%

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev agreed to reduce the budget for space by as much as 30 percent, a consequence of the deepening economic crisis in the country.

In approving the plan of the Russian space agency Roskosmos, Medvedev provided on any future missions organized in the years 2016-2025 “only” 1.4 trillion rubles. It is much less compared to planned until recently, 2 trillion rubles (29.24 billion dollars).

It’s a big program, but we need a big progress, even in the face of difficult economic circumstances, “said Dmitry Medvedev.

The study of the Cosmos have always been important for Russia, but due to the need for additional resources for the World Cup football in 2018, we need a slightly reduced budget for Roskosmos. For this reason, Russian manned mission to the moon will take place not in 2030, and at least 5 years later.

A spokesman for Roskosmos recently revealed that the space agency will assess your development plans until after 2025.