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Could the ISS be separated into two parts to make two space stations?

Let's assume that for some reason Russians wants to have a space station on their own, thus to separate their part from the rest of ISS. Would that be even possible without much of work?
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What did the Soviet Union and Russia bring to the ISS?

From a comment on another question: The international agreements leading to the ISS are quite complicated. Leaving Russia aside, each of the international partners brought significant assets ...
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Can the US Part of ISS survive independent of the Russian?

A new story came out today about Russia potentially preventing the US from using the ISS. One of the claims made was: "The Russian segment [of ISS] can exist independently from the American one. The U....
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What are the MDM's on the ISS, and how many different kinds are there?

In the prelude for SpaceX CRS-3 mission, the failure of a Multiplexer-Demultiplexer (MDM) on the International Space Station (ISS) seems to be a real concern for launching. In the pre-launch press ...
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Are the power systems on the US and Russian segments of the ISS similar/compatible?

Clearly there is some method of power transfer between the US Segment with the honking big arrays, to the Russian segment. But since the Russian segment is basically Mir 2 (Zvezda, and an FGB tug ...
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What materials are the windows on the US Segment of the ISS made out of?

Presumably the various windows on the different modules of the ISS are consistent on the different segments of the ISS. What are the windows on the US Segment made out of? Do they have special ...
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