The head of Roscosmos called Venus a “Russian planet”

The head of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin said that Russia plans, in addition to a joint mission with the United States to Venus, to send there another, its own – adding that it considers the planet “Russian”

“Venus is still a Russian planet, so there is nothing to lag behind others in research,” Rogozin said at the HeliRussia-2020 exhibition. “Venus mission projects are included in the draft of the unified state program of Russia’s space activities for the period 2021-2030.” “I want to confirm that our country was the only one and the first on Venus. Our apparatus was there, he conducted research, in general there is a living hell. The launch of the Venera-D research program, developed jointly with the United States, is scheduled for the late 2020s.