While browsing this site, I saw several references to "Russian side of ISS" and several questions arised in my head. The root question is:
Is there any other reason to split ISS to Russian and NASA side than pure logical?
Examples. In normal mission day on ISS (standard procedures, no emergency):
- Can astronaut freely move wherever they want on ISS? (In their free time)
- Do Russian astronaut sleep in Russiann side, while NASA/ESA ones sleep in their side?
- Is "sleepover" allowed? (Russian astronaut sleeping in NASA side. Zero-G pillow fight involved)
- Are there separate Russian/NASA missions or is there only one "common" mission ivolving astronauts from all nationalities?
Edit: By pure logical, I mean, that I am assuming answer: "Russian side of ISS is called Russian simply because Russians did put it up there"