I think that's because he didn't want to delegitimize the Soviet Union, because he thought it was a great thing.Boris Yeltsin originally said he wanted Russia to be independent of the Soviet Union, but I guess Putin does not agree.Again, I'm implying they weren't in the building when it collapsed; their bodies were placed there. So they stored 10 metric tonnes of roofing material on the flat roof. I first read about Energia in Robert Zubrin's book "The Case for Mars".
On April 25, 2002, Kazakh workmen screwed up maintenance of the vehicle assembly building. The Buran space shuttle and all Energia stages were destroyed.I think if Russia gets Crimea, the West will get the rest of Ukraine, and that is not a bad deal!