Deep space activities of Russia, which focuses on military technology, remained behind the USA and China while continuing with all its might. Russia could not claim the legacy of the former space power Soviet Union. The Soviets were the first to land on Venus, as well as being the first satellite and the first man to space, the first state to send a vehicle to the Moon. The pioneer in satellite launch and landing on the Moon, the only example of landing on Venus began to lag behind in the space race.
Russia gained a partner in the early 1990s, thanks to the Soviet Union, which influenced NASA with its success. After the Cold War, Russia, which had a close cooperation with the USA in the space field, but started to lose this privilege as of today, has not been able to find a solid place in the space race.