Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, listens during a live video link with the International Space Station from a construction site of new cosmodrome Vostochny ( Eastern) at Eastern Siberia on Friday, April 12, 2013. Russia celebrates 52nd anniversary of the first manned space flight on April 12. Cosmodrome Vostochny is written in Cyrillic in the middle. Putin said on Friday Russia would continue to lease the Baikonur space complex in Kazakhstan despite recent statements from space officials that Russia may suspend its lease. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service, Pool)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, listens during a live video link with the International Space Station from a construction site of new cosmodrome Vostochny ( Eastern) at Eastern Siberia on Friday, April 12, 2013. Russia celebrates 52nd anniversary of the first manned space flight on April 12. Cosmodrome Vostochny is written in Cyrillic in the middle. Putin said on Friday Russia would continue to lease the Baikonur space complex in Kazakhstan despite recent statements from space officials that Russia may suspend its lease. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service, Pool)
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, listens during a live video link with the International Space Station from a construction site of new cosmodrome Vostochny ( Eastern) at Eastern Siberia on Friday, April 12, 2013. Russia celebrates 52nd anniversary of the first manned space flight on April 12. Cosmodrome Vostochny is written in Cyrillic in the middle. Putin said on Friday Russia would continue to lease the Baikonur space complex in Kazakhstan despite recent statements from space officials that Russia may suspend its lease. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service, Pool)
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