Political chess move or is there some actual danger of it? If they do abandon the station, what then?
http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/13/us/russia-international-space-station-plans/index.html?hpt=hp_t2(CNN) -- Russia said it does not plan to use the International Space Station beyond 2020, casting a shadow on U.S. plans to continue cooperation with the country and extend the life of the orbiting laboratory until at least 2024.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told reporters Tuesday that Russia is looking to redirect its attention to other projects after 2020. His comments come as tensions mount over U.S. sanctions on Russia for its role in the crisis in Ukraine.