Russian space programme falls victim to recession

Russian space programme: Russia’s space agency Roscosmos this week announced that it was postponing its first manned moon mission from 2030 to 2035 as the country’s overall space agency isslashed from from $27bn to $19bn.
The cuts were announced by Roscosmos chief Igor Komarov during a visit to the country’s new $3bn Vostochny cosmodrome  in Russia’s Far East which has also fallen foul of the new austerity measures,  with plans for two launch pads being reduced  down to one.