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Construction Cost Of the Vostochny Cosmodrome Was Overestimated
10.02.2015 09:25
Construction Cost Of the Vostochny Cosmodrome Was Overestimated

The Head of the Auditing Chamber Tatyana Golikova said that the cost of construction of the Vostochny Cosmodrome was overestimated by 13 billion roubles.

      “(It was revealed) that the cost of construction was overestimated, with the use of such accounting scheme that allowed, on the one hand, to overestimate, on the other hand, the money was placed in commercial banks and used on deposits, and such transactions were actually measured in billions of roubles” - the Head of the supervisory authority said. According to her, the Chamber passed the results of audit of the cosomodrome to the Investigation Committee. On January 27 it became known that “Spetsstroy” wanted to increase the number of builders of the cosmodrome up to 15 thousand people.

      The construction of the cosmodrome is to be completed this year. It is assumed that the first launch from the Vostochny Cosmodrome will be performed in December. A manned spacecraft is to be launched from it in 2018. The works on construction of the Vostochny Cosmodrome began in mid-2012.


Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Vostochny Cosmodrome     

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