Russia vows to protect the Moon from privatization

Russia will not allow the privatization of the Moon, the head of the Russian Space Agency, Roscosmos, Dmiri Rogozin, told the Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda.

According to him, Moscow considers the Moon primarily as a satellite of the earth and any attempts to extract minerals there contradict international law.

“We will not allow the privatization of the Moon, it is illegal,” Rogozin said, alluding to U.S. plans to start resource extraction on the Earth’ satellite without the participation of Russia.

The “Artemis Accords,” which the U.S. is preparing to sign with allies in the near future, involve the creation of “security zones” around the Moon that will be protected from encroachment by rival countries and private organizations.

The plan also includes the legal registration of ownership of the Moon resources. The agreement is expected to include the European Union, Canada, Japan, and the United Arab Emirates.

Earlier, Rogozin compared the American plan with the invasion of Iraq. “The principle is the same,”he  tweeted on May 7. “A coalition of those who agree is created, and then, bypassing the UN and even NATO, if there are those who are in doubt, go ahead to the set goal.”

According to the head of Roscosmos, “another Iraq or Afghanistan” will emerge from such plans.

U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on the commercial development of the moon’s resources in early April.

The document notes that outer space is “a unique space for human activity, and the U.S. does not view it as a common heritage” and the policy should be aimed at “stimulating international support for the extraction and use of resources in space”

(c) UAWire

7 comments

  1. “We will not allow the privatization of the Moon, it is illegal,” Rogozin said, alluding to U.S. plans to start resource extraction on the Earth’ satellite without the participation of Russia.

    Meaning it is illegal if Muscovy are not allowed to be part of the venture, but if they are allowed to join, then everything is fine. Not sure how Muscovy will stop the US from landing on the moon? They don’t have the ability to get there themselves.

  2. Earlier, Rogozin compared the American plan with the invasion of Iraq. “The principle is the same,”he tweeted on May 7. “A coalition of those who agree is created, and then, bypassing the UN and even NATO, if there are those who are in doubt, go ahead to the set goal.”

    Crimea, Donbas, Abchazia?

  3. “We will not allow the privatization of the Moon, it is illegal”
    Oh, brother, what a bunch of fücking idiots!
    First, how many illegal actions has mafia land committed in the past few years? Theft of the Crimea, starting a war with Ukraine, downing a civilian airliner, murdering its opposition leaders and certain journalists, meddling in US elections, and so much more! Talking about the pot calling the kettle black…
    Second, how in the hell do they want to stop anyone from mining the moon?
    Third, who says that it’s illegal?

    • In my opinion, to the victor goes the spoils.
      The USA was there first, they should get to decide what to do with it. The USA is generally quite fair, that’s why they didn’t take an inch of land from anyone after both world wars. Besides, just imagine what would happen to the moon if the Moskali got there first?! There certainly wouldn’t be any sharing.

      • I’m sure Muscovy will be developing a super duper hypersonic rocket, that will get to the moon before the US. 😁

  4. There is no water, no gas, no electricity, roads, schools…………………..it must be a part of Russia, we will protect it: Kremlin!

  5. According to the head of Roscosmos, “another Iraq or Afghanistan” will emerge from such plans.

    Would somebody just remind me who started the War in Afghanistan and got royally fucked?

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