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Dmitry Rogozin has been dismissed as director general of Roscosmos

July 15, 2022


The Kremlin has made it official in a short communique—Dmitry Rogozin is out as director general of the country’s state-owned space corporation, Roscosmos. The decree is effective immediately. Former Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov will replace Rogozin.

The moves come amid a significant shakeup in leadership posts in Russia nearly five months after the country’s invasion of Ukraine. Borisov has followed the same path to Roscosmos as Rogozin, a demotion. Both men served as deputy prime ministers over Russia’s space and defense industry before being moved to Roscosmos. It is not clear where Rogozin will land.

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