Russian lunar lander: doomed to fail?
The result of repression and corruption
It's no wonder nothing came of the mission, economist Konstantin Sonin comments on his Facebook page:
“Can you kick scientists out of their jobs and out of the country, up universities and research centres, intimidate students and prospective students, wage war on international science and cooperation - and then hope for anything more than luck? ...
In the past ten years Roscosmos has become a code word for corruption and theft of public funds. ... Putin's people only put money into the space project to make it easier to steal. ... The real miracle would have been a successful Luna 25 mission.”