"Representatives of Russia are excluded from the discussion on this topic, excluded from the mailing of letters, discussions, access to materials," a source in the rocket and space industry quoted RIA Novosti.

It is noted that this decision was made after the statements of the Russian side about its unwillingness to participate in the current role in the project of creating a circumlunar station Gateway.

On October 12, 2020, the head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, said that Russia is ready to participate in the project of the near-moon station Gateway, if the principles of joint decision-making are observed in it.