Russia’s head-start in space exploration has earned them a permanent legacy, to the point that astronauts going to the International Space Station (ISS) are still required to know Russian. This legacy spawned a generation of Russian spacetech startups.

But Russian companies are looking to explore more than the final frontier: they’re also venturing further into their homeland, and they’re inviting foreign companies along for the ride. The desire for Russian-made goods and lower labor costs attracts the region’s entrepreneurs.

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Lev Tsyrenov, CEO of Aspera, a Japanese biomed startup and semifinalist at Skolkovo’s Startup Village.