After workers asked Putin for help getting paid, corruption uncovered at Russian cosmodrome

April 22, 2015 3:43 PM

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MOSCOW – Russian investigators have opened a new corruption case against subcontractors building a space center where workers have gone unpaid for months and have appealed directly to President Vladimir Putin for help.

The Vostochny Cosmodrome is a priority project that will give Russia its own facility for manned space launches and ease its reliance on the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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