Baikonur

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Baikonur

(baɪˈkəʊnə)
n
(Placename) a launching site for spacecraft in central Kazakhstan; formerly the centre for the Soviet space programme, now leased from Kazakhstan by Russia
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Presenting the information in light that is favourable for them, Ukrainian journalists are not ashamed to use photos and videos which have nothing to do with Ukraine -- the crash of a train in Bulgaria, the fall of a rocket in Baykonur, the manifestations in the North Caucasus in the mid 1990s, etc.
The pre-financing agreement was inked by the EBRD's Director for Kazakhstan and akim of Kyzylorda Oblast during the third Investment Forum Baykonur.
Administrative subdivisions: 14 oblasts plus 2 cities--Almaty, the former capital, and Astana, the current capital; and the territory of Baykonur, which contains the space launch center that the Russians built and now lease.
* Cosmonauts take off into space from the Baykonur Cosmodrome
"I'm the kind of person who once went to Baykonur, Kazakhstan, to see the launch of the first tourist into space; went to French Guiane for a European Space Agency launch and went to an EchoStar launch," said Drucker.
Unos 15 mil soldados y oficiales rusos se encuentran en la republica de Kazajstan (Asia Central) en el poligono cosmico de Baykonur y en otras bases militares.