Peskov: Rogozin's resignation is not connected with claims to his work in Roscosmos What specific position will be offered to Rogozin, the Kremlin representative did not specify. Peskov assured that Rogozin's resignation is not related to claims against his work alt=”The Kremlin promised Rogozin a new job” />
Former head of the Roskosmos state corporation; Dmitry Rogozin, whom Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed from his post on July 15, will soon move on to a new job, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, TASS reports.
new job. We will also inform you about this in a timely manner,— said Peskov.
He added that the resignation of Rogozin from the post of head of Roskosmos is not connected with any claims to his work, “everything is fine there.”
Earlier, sources familiar with the discussion of the issue spoke about the upcoming dismissal of Rogozin to RBC, and the ex-government official confirmed it. Instead, Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov, who oversaw space and the defense industry in this post, was considered for the position. Borisov really headed the state corporation instead of Rogozin, the decree on his appointment has already entered into force. The head of state, in connection with Borisov's transfer to a new position, reduced the number of deputy prime ministers in the government from 11 to ten.
Rogozin, after the news of his resignation, addressed his former colleagues:
“Thank you , my comrades, for the service, for sleepless anxious nights, for the stress of rocket launches and for the happiness that we shared when everything worked out for us! Work, brothers!»— he wrote.
Rogozin headed Roskosmos in 2018, and Borisov replaced him as Deputy Prime Minister in charge of defense and space.
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Rogozin mentioned the multifunctional laboratory module “Science”, which “gathered dust” in corporate warehouses. Russia was going to launch it into space in 2007, but did so only in 2021 due to technical problems. He raised problems with the infrastructure at the Vostochny cosmodrome, which contractors could not complete. According to Rogozin, at the time of his arrival at the post, “the accident rate went off scale”, and the industry was “practically demoralized”.
In June, the head of the Accounts Chamber, Alexei Kudrin, criticized the work of Roskosmos and told Putin that of all state programs, the space program is being implemented the least successfully. In response, the state corporation assured that over the past three years it has improved the results of work on the execution of the state defense order and individual state programs, and the effectiveness of the implementation of the state program “Space Activities of Russia” reached at least 95%.
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official, politician, ex-head of Roskosmos
December 21, 1963
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