Blagoveshchensk, September 13, 2023, 08:17 – IA Regnum. Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspected the launch complex of the Soyuz-2 space rocket complex at the Vostochny cosmodrome.
The Soyuz launch complex is designed to receive launch vehicles of the Soyuz-2 family, conduct pre-launch preparation and launch, final operations after launch, and carry out work in the event of a failed launch. The area of the complex is about 45 thousand square meters, as indicated in the materials for visiting Vostochny.
It is also noted that the command post building can withstand the impact of falling component stages of the launch vehicle, while the ceiling and walls about one meter thick can protect personnel from an accident.
As reported by IA Regnum, Vladimir Putin on the morning of September 13 left Vladivostok, where he took part in the Eastern Economic Forum, and arrived in the Amur region at the Vostochny cosmodrome. At the WEF plenary session, Putin noted that he has a corresponding program at the cosmodrome and promised that everyone would know about it.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrived by armored train at the railway station of the Vostochny cosmodrome in the Amur region for a one-on-one meeting with Russian head of state Vladimir Putin.
The President of Russia greeted his colleague. Kim Jong-un, in turn, expressed gratitude for the reception. Earlier, Kim Jong-un admitted that his first visit to Russia in four years speaks to the importance of strategic relations between the DPRK and the Russian Federation.
On September 12, Kim Jong-un’s armored train crossed the border between Russia and the DPRK, passed the Khasansky district of the Primorsky Territory and the railway bridge over the Razdolnaya River. The head of North Korea left Pyongyang on September 10.
At the Khasan station he was met by the head of the Ministry of Natural Resources, the chairman of the intergovernmental commission on trade, economic, scientific and technical cooperation with the DPRK Alexander Kozlov and the governor of Primorye Oleg Kozhemyako.