Anti-Americanism or financial hardship? You make the call.
Agency head Anatoly Perminov said US astronauts would be ferried to the ISS "on a commercial basis" from 2006.
Roskosmos has single-handedly serviced the International Space Station since the suspension of the US shuttle programme last year, Mr Perminov told Itar-Tass news agency.
It has sent two manned and five cargo spaceships to the station this year alone.
"The Russian side shouldered the entire burden... for nearly two years," he said.
"Starting from 2006, we shall bring American astronauts to the ISS on a commercial basis," he said.
I'm curious why it is only American astronauts. I guess we need to impose a Russian only tariff when the shuttle gets back up and running.
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