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Russia allocates more GDP to space budget than other countries

Russia has topped the list of countries who spend the most on their space budget as a share of their GDP.

According to new figures released by the World Economic Forum Russia allocated 0.25% of its GDP in 2013 - when the latest data was collected - to its space programme.

However the figures did show in terms of actual dollars put towards space exploration programmes the US remained in the lead for monetary investment.

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