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Russia's New Spaceport: Vostochny Space Launch Center in Photos

President Putin and Director Popovkin

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President of Russia Vladimir Putin visited the Vostochny Space Launch Centre on April 12, 2013. Director of the Federal Space Agency Vladimir Popovkin gives explanations.

Vostochny Space Launch Centre Construction

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Construction of the Vostochny Space Launch Centre. Image released April 12, 2013.

Video Linkup With the International Space Station

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President of Russia Vladimir Putin (left) at the Vostochny Space Launch Centre conducts a video linkup with the International Space Station. Image released April 12, 2013.

ISS Crew Video Linkup With President Putin

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During a video linkup with the International Space Station on April 12, 2013, the ISS crew is visible on the screen, speaking to President of Russia Vladimir Putin.

President Putin

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On April 12, 2013, President of Russia Vladimir Putin speaks to the International Space Station crew during a video linkup conducted at the Vostochny Space Launch Centre, Blagoveshchensk, Russia.

President Putin and Scale Model

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On April 12, 2013, President of Russia Vladimir Putin spoke to the International Space Station crew during a video linkup conducted at the Vostochny Space Launch Centre, Blagoveshchensk, Russia.

President Putin and Officials With Scale Model

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On April 12, 2013, President of Russia Vladimir Putin spoke to the International Space Station crew during a video linkup conducted at the Vostochny Space Launch Centre, Blagoveshchensk, Russia.

President Putin Looking at Model of Vostochny Space Launch Centre

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On April 12, 2013, President of Russia Vladimir Putin spoke to the International Space Station crew during a video linkup conducted at the Vostochny Space Launch Centre, Blagoveshchensk, Russia.

Meeting on Developing Russia's Space Sector

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On April 12, 2013, President of Russia Vladimir Putin visited Vostochny Space Launch Centre, and took part in a video linkup with the International Space Station. In Blagoveshchensk, the President held a meeting on developing Russia's space sector.

President Putin at Meeting on Developing Russia's Space Sector

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On April 12, 2013, President of Russia Vladimir Putin visited Vostochny Space Launch Centre, and took part in a video linkup with the International Space Station. In Blagoveshchensk, the President held a meeting on developing Russia's space sector.

Putin and Rogozin at Space Sector Meeting

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On April 12, 2013, President of Russia Vladimir Putin visited Vostochny Space Launch Centre, and took part in a video linkup with the International Space Station. In Blagoveshchensk, the President held a meeting on developing Russia's space sector. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin sits at left.

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