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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