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Treasury will check the contract for the second stage of the Vostochny cosmodrome

Treasury will check the contract for the second stage of the Vostochny cosmodrome
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The Russian government instructed the Treasury to check the contract for the construction of a launch complex for Angara missiles at the Vostochny cosmodrome. The state corporation "Roskosmos" should include in state contracts the conditions for conducting inspections. 

As the Interfax, the corresponding order was signed by the head of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin. The Russian Treasury was instructed to check the timing of the delivery of goods and services, as well as the scope of work, in accordance with the declared monetary obligations of the contractors.

Roskosmos will carry out additional control measures to the already provided treasury support in order to ensure the targeted and efficient use of federal budget funds in Vostochny.

The first launch from the Vostochny cosmodrome was carried out in 2016. Over the entire period of operation of the cosmodrome, five launches of carrier rockets of the Soyuz family were carried out here. Currently, the construction of facilities of the second stage is underway, which will allow launching missiles of the Angara family from it. The cost of the contract for the design and construction of the second stage is 38 billion rubles.

In October, the head of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin fired the general director of the FKU "Directorate of the Vostochny cosmodrome" Evgeny Rogozu. He also reprimanded two TsENKI employees. The dismissal and reprimands took place after the arrest of the head of the Vostochny cosmodrome Roman Bobkov.

Later, the chief engineer of the Center for the Operation of Ground Space Infrastructure (TSENKI) was arrested for fraud during the construction of the Vostochny cosmodrome in the Amur region. Vladimir Zhuk taken into custody due to serious shortcomings in the construction of the first stage of the cosmodrome.

The Roscosmos Corporation dismissed the general director of the Center for Operation of Ground Space Infrastructure Facilities. Andrey Okhlopkov fired November 27 by decision of the Board of Directors of TsENKI.

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