Russia lags behind the USA in the space sector by 9 times.
This was said by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin on Friday, May 27, in his interview with Interfax.
“Today, in the space industry we are behind the Americans by 9 times. All of our ambitious projects clearly say that we have to improve our performance by 50%. Well, even if we increase it by 50%, we will never catch up,” Rogozin said.
In 2015, Rogozin admitted that the Russian space industry is in a systemic crisis, and said that the problem must be solved right after solving the defense problems.