According to him, scientists are thinking “no longer about one Venera-D mission, but about the whole program.”

“An absolutely fantastic story of the delivery of soil from Venus is being considered as the final mission,” RIA Novosti quotes Zelyony as saying at the Royal Readings in Moscow.

According to his presentation, three missions to Venus are planned for 2029, 2031 and 2034.

So, in 2029, the Venera-D apparatus with orbital, landing, demonstration and atmospheric modules will go to the planet, and in 2031 Expedition 2 is planned.

Earlier, Russian Ambassador to China Andrey Denisov said that the Russian and Chinese sides are preparing to sign an intergovernmental agreement on the project to create the International Scientific Lunar Station.