President Putin said:
"By 2023 we are going to create our own national orbital station in orbit… We will definitely bring this project to fruition, and, no doubt, it will be under our control."
The president added that planning a decade into the future is necessary. Russia actively participates in the use and maintenance of the International Space Station (ISS) in scientific and economic ways despite the fact that only five percent of Russian territory can be seen from the ISS.
“From the national station, of course, we will be able to see the whole territory of our vast country."
In February, Roscosmos said Russia will continue using the ISS until around 2024, and is planning to build its own orbital outpost using the existing ISS modules.
According to the agency, financing for Russia's federal space program through 2025 will be approximately $40 billion.