Construction of a permanent base on the Moon isn’t a new idea. However, Russian Space Agency Roscosmos showing strong dedication for the construction of a permanent base on the moon. A dialogue is in process between European Space Agency (ESA, NASA and Roscosmos.
Roscosmos chief Vladimir Popovkin said, “We are now discussing how to begin [the moon’s] exploration with NASA and the European Space Agency. Either to set up a base on the moon or to launch a station to orbit around it”.
Roscosmos already started working on the 2 options. They are planning to send prospective manned transportation system and two unmanned missions to the Moon. Even NASA has planned a human mission to the moon in 2020. All these missions are prior to the permanent base on the moon.