The resumption of the lunar program by the Russian Federation is planned by the Federal Space Program 2016-2025. Her budget was initially estimated at 39 billion rubles. The purpose of the program is not just a walk along the lunar surface and sticking a flag into it, but drawing the earth satellite into the sphere of human economic activity. The moon today is like distant and frozen in the ice of Antarctica for our ancestors, where incredible reserves of fresh water and other minerals are concentrated.
Despite the reduction in the budget of Roscosmos, the sequestration did not affect the lunar program. Representatives of the space corporation "Energy" said:
Work has begun on the formation of the technical appearance of the lunar take-off and landing complex, the delivery of which to the lunar orbit will use a super-heavy carrier rocket
Space exploration today is only possible through the joint efforts of major technological powers. It is known that Russia has agreed with China on cooperation in the exploration of the moon and space. And the components of the Russian lunar module will be tested at the American visited near-moon station Lunar Orbital Platform - Gateway.