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Putin Calls for Demilitarization of Space AP

President Vladimir Putin on Monday reaffirmed his support for the demilitarization of space but added that Russia must be ready to counter others’ moves to the contrary. In a speech to top space officials on Cosmonauts Day, which marks the 43rd anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s epochal spaceflight, Putin also hailed the Soviet Union’s space glory and emphasized that space research remains a top priority for the government.