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The head of Roscosmos asked "quietly" to resign

The management of the Russian Space Systems (Russian Space Systems) invites Vladimir Popovkin, who heads Roskosmos, to leave his post. Such a proposal, contained in an open letter, was posted on the company's website. Soon the letter was removed from the site, and the press service posted an ad that says that an open letter addressed to the head of Roscosmos, VA Popovkin, was published on the site by mistake. In fact, this letter was intended for posting on the Corporation’s internal site.

The message, which was in the public domain, was signed by First Deputy Director General of the RCC, Honored Lawyer of Russia Ivan Golub. So, he wrote that after Vladimir Popovkin came into the rocket and space industry, events began to occur, "which can neither be understood nor accepted."

The letter emphasizes that Popovkin, being the leader of a high rank, can do with absolute impunity what previously seemed to everyone unthinkable. Golub offers the head of Roscosmos "quietly" to resign. At the end of the open letter, the deputy director of the RCC mentioned an incident involving a lot of noise involving the head of Roskosmos, which occurred in early March. In the message, Golub also wrote that he was shocked by the message about a drunken brawl in which Popovkin was involved.

Representatives of Roskosmos refute all rumors about a fight with the personal involvement of the head of the department. They are convinced that all the attacks of the RKS leadership on the head of Roscosmos are connected with the interview that Popovkin recently gave to the newspaper Izvestia. In it, he accused the RCS of embezzling funds that were allocated to the Russian GLONASS navigation system.

Popovkin then stated that during the audit, which was conducted by Roskosmos against the RKS company, it was established that a significant part of the funds allocated under the GLONASS program went through ZAO NPO KP, which had neither production, nor technical capabilities, nor a regime department . There are a lot of questions. And last year, when the Accounts Chamber was in charge of checking this structure, the auditors noticed that the funds were spent inefficiently.

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  1. Centuri0n
    Centuri0n 21 March 2012 21: 03
    - The first one went smile
    1. domokl
      domokl 21 March 2012 21: 55
      Yes, he didn’t go anywhere .. Such people do not leave of their own accord .. They leave .. A letter by mistake is a completely hackneyed childish reception ...
      1. freedom
        freedom 21 March 2012 22: 41
        Why should you quietly leave, or take away! ?? Here are all the signs of corruption, aggravated hooliganism, mediocrity. The authorities said "A", having adopted a new anti-corruption law, and if this government wants the people's trust and support, it is simply necessary to say "B", otherwise the "swamp" will overwhelm the country in a couple of years!
      2. in4ser
        in4ser 22 March 2012 04: 26
        This inauguration has not come yet laughing
        Everything in the style of Vladimir Putin is not surprising
        1. Sergh
          Sergh 22 March 2012 05: 16
          Well, there are few such press secretaries from earlier top models for Roscosmos, you have to surpass the Minister of Defense, who also got some women, and handed out posts to the deputy. Minister.

          What can I say, a normal spokesman for Roscosmos, why are we worse than Nicolas Sarkozy?
          1. viktor_ui
            viktor_ui 22 March 2012 05: 55
            Sergh - Sarkozy’s chick is obviously cooler ... nah, Popovkin’s obviously not looking at the final forms - however, he doesn’t finish it anywhere - he’s a heavy state burden, hehe crying
            1. Sergh
              Sergh 22 March 2012 06: 52
              viktor_uiBut what, Popovkin, at the expense of Roscosmos, will feed her a little, make a little plastic, comb it, reduce it to fashion designers, it would be nice to add silicone, and you’ll look at the head of Roscosmos! wassat
              To conclude transactions, it will be possible to shove it forward. I assure you that all contracts will be ours, right up to super-shuttles.
              1. viktor_ui
                viktor_ui 22 March 2012 13: 40
                Sergh is a cool silicone strategy. For her - drinks
  2. YARY
    YARY 21 March 2012 21: 05
    Therefore, all military and space programs should be supervised by the FSB and the Moscow Region with fierce control! Otherwise, the seams!
    Korolev was right.
    1. Nick
      Nick 21 March 2012 21: 48
      Quote: Ardent
      Therefore, all military and space programs should be supervised by the FSB and the Ministry of Defense

      What actually happened from the very birth of the space industry in the USSR.
    2. domokl
      domokl 21 March 2012 21: 58
      They are supervised .. Only Korolev himself was not in the state either in the KGB or in the Defense Ministry ... So the current scientists are civil
  3. VAF
    VAF 21 March 2012 21: 13
    Good news in the truest sense of the word !!! fellow

    But it is necessary that, like in our aviation, the main unit is a pair, therefore, we need a pair of Popovkina as a deputy and Taburetkina as a leader, but what kind of "shame" is this - the leader lost the follower ??? fool
  4. Dimitrxnumx
    Dimitrxnumx 21 March 2012 21: 20
    The space industry is one of the most important industries in the country. It should be headed by Professionals with a capital letter, who know all the subtleties well! Of course, we won’t find the second Queen now, but it’s a crime to leave the post when the missiles with satellites fall more than take off. For a long time it was necessary to raise the question of the appropriateness of the post held by Popovkin.
    1. fern
      fern 21 March 2012 21: 42
      I completely agree . I believe that this should be occupied by a scientist, a specialist with many years of experience (+ honest and balanced), and not a drunken rowdy
      1. Roman A
        Roman A 21 March 2012 23: 33
        Judging by the photo, the hands are not knuckled; the subtle fight was on the slaps or on the bath brooms (Ilf and Petrov), which means that ambitions began to play
    2. Nick
      Nick 21 March 2012 21: 55
      Quote: Dimitr77
      For a long time it was necessary to raise the question of the appropriateness of the post held by Popovkin.

      So Popovkin has only recently been appointed to this position. Just to restore order there, dear Dmitry. It's not so simple ... Perhaps Popovkin actually affected someone's selfish interests. It’s necessary to understand. And about the fight, if it was of course ...
      1. Could specially provoke.
      2. If not drifted, then man. Although of course the status does not allow ... It is necessary to behave intelligently.
      1. valeri51d
        valeri51d 21 March 2012 22: 22
        Popovkin is our man and acted like a real officer. Keep it up!
      2. Gray-haired
        Gray-haired 21 March 2012 23: 52
        Those. he had to go to the hospital with those who rolled him ..
    3. domokl
      domokl 21 March 2012 22: 03
      If we put a scientist to lead such a whopper, then we will lose both a scientist and a leader ... Beria did not understand anything in all of these missiles, atoms and other things, but he taxied ... And he taxied as God forbid everyone ...
      1. 755962
        755962 21 March 2012 22: 32
        Of course, there is no need to make a lamb from Lavrenty Pavlovich. The supreme authority of any state is not the place where the saints gather. He was a politician of his time.
        Quote: domokl
        .Beria did not understand anything at all in all these missiles, atoms and other things, but taxied.

        Igor Kurchatov: If it weren’t for Beria, there wouldn’t be a bomb
      2. rolik
        rolik 21 March 2012 22: 47
        I agree with domokl. Lavrenty Pavlovich was the most successful, as a manager would say now, and that he acted tough. So after all the times were. But the country was raised from the ruins in such a time frame and at such a pace that other states, which are considered to be a "new economic miracle," never dreamed of. And as a fact, all the great achievements of the Union, which during the times of the great perestroika were usually erased and forgotten.
      3. old rocket man
        old rocket man 21 March 2012 23: 30
        I agree completely and I want to add that in my entire life I have not met a single large and successful leader who was not tough (examples of Afanasyev, Glushko, Yangel, Kuchma, Titov)
        1. Gray-haired
          Gray-haired 21 March 2012 23: 55
          Do not forget about the "intelligence" and philanthropy of SP Korolev himself, his famous shouts in case of failure to complete the work on time: Pass the admission!
          Well it's almost fatherly ..
      4. old rocket man
        old rocket man 21 March 2012 23: 53
        Real officers with a bat face do not go, or shoot, or get out of the regiment, especially the generals.Shit am
  5. ars_pro
    ars_pro 21 March 2012 21: 34
    The new broom will be in a new revenge, the main thing is superfluous, that would not be done
  6. 755962
    755962 21 March 2012 22: 47
    Here is a letter
    1. Passing
      Passing 21 March 2012 23: 31
      I until the last moment belonged to V.A. Popovkin is extremely negative, but after reading the complaint from Roskosmos, I’m really at a loss.
      What I see is that bureaucrats from Roscosmos are screaming that they are being checked bypassing the regulations, such as "an illegal search, without a prosecutor's approval," such as introduced "oprichnina", save our fat carcasses from arbitrariness. And why are they so scared? What are their dark deeds for the ear, but in the sun?
      Is it really that I was mistaken in Vladimir Alexandrovich, and is he really an honest and principled statesman? Well, see, see.
      As for the fight in drinking, because of the woman, here I am on the side of Vladimir Alexandrovich, I respect, and the bureaucratic etiquette somehow excites me a little. And in general, even if drunken fights take place every day, the main thing is that things are done in the interests of Russia, and not in the interests of bureaucrats pockets.
    2. Olegovich
      Olegovich 22 March 2012 10: 21
      Yes, they complain that he cut the salaries of the general directors in half !!! And do not hesitate! And they are not afraid. Obviously, the salaries are obscenely large. If they want on "garlic", what would their people support - let them write in an open letter how much it was, how much it became in rubles!
      And the periods 2005 - 2008 are the most "washed-out" years. At that time, there were no tenders and no declarations were submitted.
  7. rolik
    rolik 21 March 2012 22: 52
    Dossier on Popovkin.

    Vladimir Alexandrovich Popovkin (born September 25, 1957, Dushanbe, Tajik SSR, USSR) - head of the Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), army general (in reserve from 20.03.2009), former first deputy minister of defense of Russia (from June 21, 2010 to 29 April 2011).
    Since 1975 - in the Soviet Army. He graduated from the A.F. Mozhaisky Military Engineering Institute of the Red Banner in Leningrad in 1979. He served at the Baikonur cosmodrome: engineer of the department, head of the department, head of the team at the launch complex No. 1 (“Gagarin launch”).
    In 1986 he graduated from the F.E.Dzerzhinsky Military Academy with honors. Since 1989, he served in the Office of the Chief of Space Facilities of the USSR Ministry of Defense.
    In 1991, he served in the Main Operations Directorate of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation: senior operator, group leader, deputy chief of the line, since 1999 - head of the line. When space troops were created in the Russian Federation in July 2001, Major General Popovkin was appointed the first chief of staff of the new type of troops. Since March 10, 2004 - Commander of the Space Forces of the Russian Federation. Colonel General (February 2005).
    Since June 30, 2008 - Chief of Armaments of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation - Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation. The military rank of General of the Army was awarded by decree of the President of the Russian Federation D. A. Medvedev on February 22, 2009. Candidate of Technical Sciences.
    On March 30, 2009 he was discharged from active military service to the reserve and transferred to the category of federal civil servants, while retaining the post of chief of armaments of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation - Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation.
    Since April 30, 2010 - Acting State Advisor to the Russian Federation, Class 2 [1]
    On June 21, 2010, by decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 767, he was appointed to the post of First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation [2].
    On April 29, 2011, by decree of the President of the Russian Federation, he was relieved of his post of First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation [3] and by order of the Government of the Russian Federation he was appointed to the post of head of the Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) [4].
    Awards and honors

    Order for Services to the Fatherland, IV degree
    The Order "For Military Merit"
    Medal of the Order "For Merit to the Fatherland", II degree
    Full member of the Russian Academy of Cosmonautics named after K. E. Tsiolkovsky
    Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Missile and Artillery Sciences
    Prize of the Government of the Russian Federation in the field of science and technology (2005)
    1. old rocket man
      old rocket man 21 March 2012 23: 44
      Quote: rolik
      at the Baikonur cosmodrome: engineer of the department, head of the department, head of the team at the launch complex No. 1 (“Gagarin launch”).

      It’s not possible to go through these three steps in four years and leave for the academy at the training ground. The further track record speaks for itself. I would not have sat down with this Popovkin on the same field fool
      1. viktor_ui
        viktor_ui 22 March 2012 05: 46
        the old rocket launcher - I completely agree that Popovkin was an extremely muddy figure and this ass hanging over Roscosmos had long had to be sent for free swimming with a savory kick with all the attached lascivious retinue.
        Recently, there has been some certainty that rats at the top will significantly decrease ...
        PS There is enough chaos in Roskosmos, but the "fist fighter and the Casanova" -Popovkin is the coffin LID for this office.
  8. ward
    ward 21 March 2012 22: 56
    something from the whole story ... it cheats ... he stole the roofing felts, the roofing felts were stolen from him ... but the residue remained ... just like in a kindergarten ... Mary Ivanovna and Vovka shows stupidity ...
  9. rolik
    rolik 21 March 2012 23: 04
    And now let's see why all the fuss.

    On the morning of March 7, 2012, Vladimir Popovkin was placed in the neurosurgical department of the Burdenko hospital in a moderate state.
    According to doctors, Popovkin had lacerations up to seven centimeters in the parietal and temporal parts of the head, as well as a concussion [5]. In the wounds of Popovkin’s head, several glass fragments were found, which were removed under anesthesia. He was also intoxicated, emanating a tangible smell of alcohol. He was noticed serious coordination of movements. Popovkin himself refused to state the reasons why he received head wounds.
    According to an official statement from the representative of the press service of Roscosmos to RIA Novosti, the reason for hospitalization was:
    ... prolonged physical and emotional stress caused, inter alia, by frequent business trips with changing time zones and disrupting the usual rhythm of work, preparing and conducting a number of events ...
    According to various media reports, the Popovkin incident occurred the day before, on the evening of March 6, in one of the Roscosmos VIP rooms, where employees celebrated International Women's Day. Popovkin was injured during a fight when he was hit on the head with a glass bottle. As unnamed sources from Roscosmos told the media, the quarrel between the agency’s colleagues was due to Popovkin’s personal press secretary Anna Vedishcheva [9], who has been working in Roscosmos since May 2011, and before that was known as the top model].
    This whole situation completely falls under the expression of folklore:
    - X ... J stands, the head does not cook.
    Now it’s clear why b .... satellites and rockets are falling. Because Musya Popovkin is not at all up to space. Monsieur Popovkin had a sudden adultery.
    I would like to assure pessimists and whiners that Russian cosmonautics will soon reach a fundamentally new level. Ahead of Roskosmos and its head are dizzying flights and awesome docks. It is understandable. The docking station is simply magnificent. These are astronauts stuck in orbit for six months, from bezbabi everything is done in manual mode. Even the space truck "Progress" is docked manually. Fortunately, automation gives a reason for this.

    And the leadership of the Russian Space Agency with such secretaries docking goes in automatic mode and without failures, in contrast to workers from orbit.
    1. Olegovich
      Olegovich 22 March 2012 10: 26
      And then there are problems with the equipment, if it was appointed only on April 29, 2011 ?? In any case, the jambs of previous years will come out for a very long time.
  10. vezunchik
    vezunchik 21 March 2012 23: 12
    Centuries, governments, economic foundations are changing - but the quintess remains. And he needs to leave himself - however, he will cling to power. Do you remember the case of the Attorney General? He wanted to be president.
  11. Sniper 1968
    Sniper 1968 22 March 2012 02: 29
    Defense Minister Stulov-resigned! sad sad sad sad sad
  12. boris.radevitch
    boris.radevitch 22 March 2012 04: 02
    For a long time it is necessary to remove all Popovkin and other scandolists and put
    of the pre-Russian people! bully
  13. wk
    wk 22 March 2012 04: 51
    if the management of RKS OJSC shouted "stop the thief" at an opportunity, it means that they have a stigma in the cannon, and Popovkin's "quiet" leaving will allow them to hide the ends in the water .... well, they will put a new spotless comrade - by the way, Popovkin was imagined that and again dark deeds will be done behind his back. In the system, both "RK" and JSC "RKS" must undergo a personnel purge, and it is generally not clear that there are TWO PARALLEL structures that put sticks in each other's wheels. All space programs should be headed by the military, and the FSB should be responsible for their revision - a specially created urgent and necessarily rotated in a planned manner, which received the approval of the Legislative Assembly and approved by the President.
  14. VadimSt
    VadimSt 22 March 2012 04: 59
    The squabbles of high officials are increasingly reminiscent of drunken showdowns of bums - "And you ..., yes I ..., but you all went to ...".
    It seems that the ministries and departments completely lack the concept of service discipline and corporate culture. The ranks of a higher flight, at this time clear their ears and bury their eyes!
    Ostrich "disease" swept over the top of power! This was evident in her reaction to Makarov's statements, etc.
    Let's wait, how will D. Rogozin react to the next performance "Behind the Glass"!
  15. kagorta
    kagorta 22 March 2012 05: 06
    Under Urlichich, the general designer of Glonass dug up, so he began to defend himself. And he was also considered as a possible candidate for the post of head of Roskosmos. Here Popovkin began to clean out competitors after the victory. And competitors do not give up. Just competitors and directly subordinate to Popovkin and not, and this is even a gesture of despair. And by the way, Urlichich took the former head of Roscosmos Perminov as his deputy. And most importantly, notice that DGC is an OJSC - a commercial structure, where the main thing is to make a profit, which is not very influenced by state interests, since this is a private structure and such letters are possible on this. And what would Popovkin dismiss Urlichich this still a meeting of shareholders must be collected, or the board of directors.
  16. Kyrgyz
    Kyrgyz 22 March 2012 07: 30
    can put the press secretary to the post of head of the Russian Space Agency? cool
    1. sergo0000
      sergo0000 22 March 2012 08: 07
      There are two blondes: -
      Count my sister
      clown glasses ... she changed clothes
      a man and went to serve in
      army ... - But she will have to
      going to the bathhouse with men.
      Someone will surely surrender!
      - But who will hand over something ?! laughing
    2. Edge_kmv
      Edge_kmv 22 March 2012 08: 54
      Correctly! The same sense, but it’s more pleasant to watch laughing
      1. sergo0000
        sergo0000 22 March 2012 09: 26
        Done! Super-model drives away! Generals rest!
  17. SAVA555.IVANOV
    SAVA555.IVANOV 22 March 2012 08: 42
    This is some kind of horror !!!!
    1-At a certain moment Popovkin's "career growth" is too fast !!! ??.
    2-Press Secretary of RUSSIAN SPACE in his underpants is photographed !! ??
    3-Artist Golub is in charge of "OJSC RKS" !!!! ??? And dismisses a civil servant !!! ???
    4-This is how you have to be an "unknown" in order to be present at the corporate party of "ROSSKOSMOS", covet the "press secretary" and even give the "owner" a bottle over the head !!!!!!
    JERALASH WHAT TO !!!!!!! ????