Vostochny Cosmodrome may be renamed as Putin’s

Vostochny Cosmodrome may be renamed as Putin’s
Dmitry Rogozin and Vladimir Putin Photo: Sergey Guneev / RIA Novosti

President Putin criticized the building process of the spaceport during a visit on September 6.

The head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, said that the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Amur Region could be named after Russian President Vladimir Putin, reported TASS.

“That may happen,” he said when a journalist asked him the question.

Vostochny construction began in 2011 by Putin’s decree. In 2016, the construction of the first launch complex was completed. More than 140 criminal cases have been instituted about violations during the construction with the damage amounting to more than 10 billion rubles ($156.8m).

President Putin criticized the building process of the spaceport during a visit on September 6.

“Unfortunately, we have many issues that need to be resolved and require my intervention,” the Russian leader said.

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