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Russia: ISS untouched by sanctions01:36

Russia: ISS untouched by sanctions

Russian Federation, Moscow
March 14, 2015 at 13:44 GMT +00:00 · Published

International Space Station 41/42 Commander Alexander Samokutyaev and flight engineer Elena Serova denied the prevalence of political tensions between Russian and the West in Moscow, Saturday.

Speaking from Russia’s Star City in the first press conference post landing, Samokutyaev emphasised that sanctions do not affect the "united" system of "Earth," the "ISS" and "crew" while noting that members of international expeditions respect each other and operate as one unified body.

The Soyuz TMA-14M successfully landed in Kazakhstan on March 12 after a six-month mission in orbit. The mission began in late September 2014.

Russia: ISS untouched by sanctions01:36
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International Space Station 41/42 Commander Alexander Samokutyaev and flight engineer Elena Serova denied the prevalence of political tensions between Russian and the West in Moscow, Saturday.

Speaking from Russia’s Star City in the first press conference post landing, Samokutyaev emphasised that sanctions do not affect the "united" system of "Earth," the "ISS" and "crew" while noting that members of international expeditions respect each other and operate as one unified body.

The Soyuz TMA-14M successfully landed in Kazakhstan on March 12 after a six-month mission in orbit. The mission began in late September 2014.