8:30 am ET Friday Replace: The Kremlin has made it official in a brief communique—Dmitry Rogozin is out as director normal of the nation’s state-owned house company, Roscosmos. The decree is efficient instantly. Former Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov will substitute Rogozin.
The strikes come amid a major shakeup in management posts in Russia practically 5 months after the nation’s invasion of Ukraine. Borisov has adopted the identical path to Roscosmos as Rogozin, a demotion. Each males served as deputy prime ministers over Russia’s house and protection trade earlier than being moved to Roscosmos. It isn’t clear the place Rogozin will land.
This brings an finish to Rogozin’s tumultuous profession at Roscosmos, the place he instantly labored with the leaders of different worldwide house companies, together with NASA and different Worldwide House Station companions similar to Europe, Canada, and Japan. Because the invasion of Ukraine, Rogozin has been more and more bellicose and made quite a few threats about Russian participation within the station. Whereas most of these threats have ended up being hole, they’ve broken working relations with the West.
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