This unit is intended to alert states and companies as well as investors about high risks, both for global security and directly to Russian commercial space companies’ customers and partners to be stained by common projects with a country “sponsoring world terrorism”.
It is known that all sectors of the economy in the cause and purpose of corruption schemes are under the control and management of security services including the space sector, which is part of the military space force. In the Russian Federation there are no conditions for the emergence of commercial space companies as such. All existing so-called Russian commercial space companies are formed exclusively and due to the personal contacts of the founders with persons or security services and access to technology, capacity, government orders or contracts that the contacts coordinate or provide.
Absolutely all commercial space companies are tightly controlled by security services and created for one of the following purposes or their totality:
– Commercialization of Soviet developments with subsequent benefits for certain dignitaries;
– Commercialization to finance other military or military space projects
– Legalization and withdrawal of money resources outside the Russian Federation;
– Financing of projects outside the Russian Federation not related to the space sector (bribery of journalists, politicians, fighters, etc.)
– Access to external technologies, both legal and theft of ideas and technologies.
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