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Putin Chides Officials for Delays in Cosmodrome Construction

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday chided officials for a four-month delay in building a sprawling space center in the remote Far East, which has been dogged by corruption scandals. Vostochny Cosmodrome, situated about 5,500 kilometers (3,400 miles) east of Moscow and close to the Chinese border, will give Russia its own facility for manned space launches and ease its reliance on Kazakhstan where Russia is renting a legendary Soviet-era launch pad in Baikonur. Workers who...

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