Putin fires head of Russian space agency Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin

Archive – Former Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin – EUROPA PRESS

Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed the head of Russia’s space agency Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, and appointed deputy prime minister Yuri Borisov to head the organization.

Although the reasons for the dismissal have not been specified, sources of the Russian opposition portal Meduza, including one close to Rogozin himself, pointed out this week that the former head of Roscosmos will soon join the presidential administration, possibly as the Kremlin’s new chief of staff.

Again according to the same sources, it is also not ruled out that Rogozin will eventually become one of the Kremlin’s supervisors for the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Lugansk in eastern Ukraine.

Rogozin had been at the helm of Roscosmos for the past four years, since May 24, 2018, while Borisov had previously served as deputy defense minister of the Russian Federation.

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