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October 15, 2014
ISS Crew Relations Not Affected by Ukrainian Conflict
Zvyozdny Gorodok (RIA Novosti) Oct 15, 2014
The situation in Ukraine has not affected relations between crew members at the International Space Station (ISS), cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev said Friday. "In spite of politics, we have not argued and we feel like a single entity, a single nation that inhabits the Earth," Artemyev, who returned from the ISS about a month ago, told reporters at the Cosmonaut Training Center in Zvyozdny Gorodok (Star City) in the Moscow Region. Another ISS crew member, cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, said that the ... read more

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