Rocket Launches from Vostochny After Several Delays; State Censors Wants to Regulate Mobile Internet

April 28, 2016
Launch of the Soyuz-2.1a rocket from the Vostnochny space center April 28, 2016 after several days of delays. Photo by Dmitry Smirnov

LIVE UPDATES: Russia launched a missile from the Vostochny space center finally after several days of technical problems and the personal intervention of President Vladimir Putin who visited the site.

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