Kazakhstan took up Baikonur. And what about Russia?

Almost 15 years ago, an agreement was signed between Kazakhstan and Russia, which included the construction of a new launch pad to launch promising launch vehicles. However, due to some uncertainties, the implementation of the project was constantly delayed. As a result, 8 years later, Russia began the construction of its own Vostochny spaceport, which caused a slight panic in Astana.

The leadership of Kazakhstan, fearing the closure of the cosmodrome, turned to Ukraine with a proposal to use the Baikonur launch complexes to launch Zenit-type launch vehicles, which were produced jointly with Russia. But after 2014, it became clear that ambitious plans were not destined to come true: the cooperation of Moscow and Kiev in the space field was curtailed, and the release of the Zeniths was stopped.

Nevertheless, the project for the construction of a new launch pad in Baikonur remained alive. Moscow and Astana resumed negotiations and decided to launch new Soyuz-5 missiles from a specially designed complex. At the same time, Kazakhstan itself intends to directly participate in the implementation of the project.

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  1. Vasya Svoyakov Offline Vasya Svoyakov
    Vasya Svoyakov (Vasiliy ) 30 July 2018 16: 34
    Has the experience of the past years really taught our elites that everything that is not in Russia is only conditionally ours? Tomorrow, corrupt politicians will decide that Kazakhstan does not need Baikonur and all the money invested will disappear without a trace .... Although if this is another hap, then why not ....
  2. shirkoled Offline shirkoled
    shirkoled 30 July 2018 20: 21
    And why is this project of Russia? Or the Red Sun will stomp again
    on our ears about the eternal friendship between Russians and Kazakhs?
    Again, the Russian people have forgotten? It is necessary for Russia to appear
    IOSIF VISSARIONOVICH, maybe he will restore order in the country?
    1. gorbunov.vladisl (Vlad Dudnik) 31 July 2018 12: 35
      You can't indulge in a little reference, where Putin talks about "eternal friendship", chatterbox?
      And it doesn’t matter with whom.
      Stalin really would not hurt. In order to send idle breeds like you by stage.