posted on Apr, 15 2013 @ 01:03 PM
This is something really hard to take an opinion on.
One one hand: this is a good news, as I always like when something is invested in science.
On the other hand, it is sad. It seems as a new Cold War is starting in space programs. Who gets first to Mars? Who makes the first Moon Base?
And the ones who suffer from it are the people. For Russians it is not easy to live. US and Western European countries are in much better condition.
The salaries are low, roads in bad condition (especially in country sides), corruption is high, poverty is quite high. The country has lots of money,
although the people do not get much from it. Knowing many russians and their life quality, I believe the 50 billion would do much better, if it was
invested in making the country a better place to live at for an average person.
At least the money went to something worthful, instead of defense industry
edit on 15-4-2013 by Cabin because: (no reason given)