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    Russia, Kazakhstan Sign 5 Deals on Baikonur Space Center in 2015

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    Moscow and Astana reached five intergovernmental agreements on Baikonur Space Center operations in Kazakhstan, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Baikonur is an international facility for operating Russian and multinational space programs. Russia holds a lease on the Baikonur Space Center until 2050, in accordance with an agreement between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan.

    "Over the past year, the Russian and the Kazakh side have done a lot of work. Five intergovernmental agreements were signed, including on the conditions of operating educational institutions on the territory of Baikonur, in accordance with which six schools teaching in Kazakh language were given to Kazakhstan," Rogozin said.

    In addition, Russia and Kazakhstan signed a protocol for procedures, organizations and other legal entities using facilities on the territory of the Baikonur center, as well as agreements to protect the environment, the official added.


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