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MOSCOW, March 3. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated the staff and veterans of the state Corporation “Roscosmos” with the 25th anniversary of establishment. The text of the congratulatory telegram posted on the Kremlin website.

“I congratulate you on the 25th anniversary of the creation of the authorized Federal body of Executive power in the field of space activities. Since that time, the domestic space-rocket industry made a significant contribution to increasing defense, industrial, scientific potential of the country, strengthening national security,” the telegram reads .


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Putin noted that the team of the Russian space Agency is committed to responsibly solve tasks, the main of which is the reform of all elements of the complex, improving the quality and reliability of rocket and space technology, the development of fundamental and applied research, the practical implementation of modern technologies.

The head of state wished the staff of the enterprise success in work and all the best.

The state Corporation “Rosatom” was established in August of 2015 in the framework of reform of the space industry. It replaced the Federal space Agency (Roscosmos) (until 1999, the Russian space Agency, until 2004 Rosaviakosmos), which operated in the years 1992-2015, and abolished from 1 January 2016. The powers and functions of the Agency were transferred to the Corporation in accordance with the presidential decree from December 28, 2015. A number of the Central apparatus of the Russian space Agency to date is about 500 people.