According to him, the United States is conducting a space race with China, but maintains a partnership with Russia.

He noted that, despite the Cold War, interaction between the two countries in space began with the Soyuz-Apollo program in 1975.

"Up to this day, we maintain this cooperation," - TASS quotes him.

At the same time, he noted that there is a "contrast with China" on this issue.

“I think we are in a space race with China.

They are aggressive, they are good, but I would like them to do what the Soviet Union did in its time in terms of the civil space program - I would like them to cooperate and be transparent, ”he added.

Earlier, the general director of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, announced his readiness to cooperate with NASA in lifting the sanctions.