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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Thanks JimO for posting this URL link.</span></font><font
size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>Wait a minute…this article states
the same thing as that article from Moscow Times (I had posted to fpspace list
serv on March 17) that Igor Lissov castigated, in regards to the 70% reduction
in funds from 3.4 trillion to 1.4 trillion rubles:  <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Arial;background:white'>In January, the Russian government
approved a 10-year plan crafted by <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region
 w:st="on">Russia</st1:country-region></st1:place>’s space agency,
RosCosmos, covering everything from contributions to the
International Space Station to weather and navigation satellites and
human space exploration. About 15% of the spending would go to
“basic physics in space,” says Zelenyi, a plasma physicist.
But the plan is considerably leaner than expected. With the government’s coffers
squeezed by low oil prices, RosCosmos has had to slash its budget for
the 10-year plan to 1.4 trillion rubles ($20.5 billion), down from the 3.4
trillion rubles the agency asked for a year ago.</span></font><font
size=2 face=Arial><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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font-family:Arial;background:white'>…”</span></font><font size=2
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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Arial><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:navy'>So the statistics were accurate that the
Moscow Times quoted.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;
font-family:Tahoma;font-weight:bold'>From:</span></font></b><font size=2
face=Tahoma><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Tahoma'> FPSPACE [mailto:fpspace-bounces@mail.friends-partners.org]
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>On Behalf Of </span></b>jameseoberg@comcast.net<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Sent:</span></b> Thursday, April 07, 2016
6:43 PM<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>To:</span></b> fpspace<br>
<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Subject:</span></b> [FPSPACE] 'Science' on <st1:place
w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Russia</st1:country-region></st1:place>'s
lunar/planetary plans</span></font><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=3 color=black face=Arial><span style='font-size:
12.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black'><a
href="http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/04/renaissance-russian-space-science">http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/04/renaissance-russian-space-science</a><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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