Russia establishes the United Cosmonaut Corps
|Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visits the GCTC.|
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This move comes as the latest in a series of re-structuring initiatives in Russia's space program. On April 2009, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a presidential decree transferring the GCTC to ROSCOSMOS from the Defense Ministry.
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