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The ground echelon of the search and rescue forces of the Central Military District (CVO), which completed the search and rescue support for the launch and landing of the Soyuz MS-20 spacecraft in the Republic of Kazakhstan, has begun redeployment to the Russian Federation.

The crews of the FEM-1 and FEM-2 “Sinyaya Ptitsa” search and recovery vehicles, as well as support equipment, began a multi-kilometer march from the reserve landing area of ​​the Soyuz MS-20 descent vehicle to the permanent deployment point in the Chelyabinsk region. The ground convoy has moved out of the settlement of Arkalyk, it will have to overcome about 700 kilometers and, after passing the customs control procedure, return to Russia.

About 200 rescue specialists were involved in organizing search and rescue support for the landing of the Soyuz MS-20 descent vehicle, an aviation group: 12 Mi-8 helicopters, two An-12 aircraft and one An-26 aircraft; more than 20 units of ground vehicles, including six modernized search and recovery vehicles FEM-1 and FEM-2 “Blue Bird”.

The landing of the descent vehicle of the Soyuz MS-20 manned spacecraft took place yesterday at 06:13 Moscow time. Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin and space flight participants – President of the Start Today corporation Yusaku Maezawa and his personal assistant Yozo Hirano returned to Earth.

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