Transformation of the Soviet space program after the cold war

Maxim V. Tarasenko, "Transformation of the Soviet space program after the cold war," Science & Global Security, 4, no. 3, (1994): 339-361.
Changes in the management of the space program and the operational status of various systems in the former Soviet Union are examined with particular emphasis on defense-related space systems. After the break-up of the Soviet Union, Russia assumed general responsibility for the entire scope of Soviet space activity. Space program management was reorganized to separate military and civilian activities. Russia is committed to maintaining military space capabilities, however, its top priority is now the conversion of military space technology for civilian uses, including global environmental problems.

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