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Russia threatens to abandon the International Space Station and build its own – Business Insider

The ISS has been a symbol of international cooperation since the Cold War — but US-Russian relations are at their worst in years.



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Russia could quit the International Space Station to focus on its ambition to launch a space station of its own by 2030, Russian officials said.
Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov raised the prospect of Russia leaving in a Sunday interview with state TV, reported in English by the TASS newswire.
Per TASS, Borisov did not commit to leaving, but noted that Russia’s existing commitment only extends to the end of 2024, and that Russia was not happy with the current condition of the ISS.
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