Roscosmos, Russia’s space agency, said it wants to show Russia “is a state capable of delivering a payload to the moon,” and “ensure Russia’s guaranteed access to the moon’s surface.”

“Study of the moon is not the goal,” said Vitaly Egorov, a popular Russian space analyst. “The goal is political competition between two superpowers — China and the USA — and a number of other countries which also want to claim the title of space superpower.”

The US said it’s going to do another moon landing in 2024, even India is trying to get in on the moon craze. Why??? It makes me think this disclosure might have something to do with it. Putin is literally in the middle of a war with Ukraine and yet still has the time and resources to think it’s important enough to send rockets to the moon.

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