The effort is being made with an eye toward a manned space station on the moon, RIA Novosti reported.
Scientists plan to study the polar regions of moon and gas-dust exosphere of the satellite, take soil samples and find the most comfortable areas for lunar base deployment, Russia's Academy of Sciences said in a report.
"The lunar rovers and the landing station will form first elements of space infrastructure for a lunar testing area with prospects of deployment of Russia's lunar base in this area," the report said.
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