Roskosmos denied reports of an imminent change in the leadership of the state corporation, stating that this is all fiction. This is stated in the message of the press service of "Roscosmos".
The state corporation explained that no change of leadership is planned, Dmitry Rogozin will remain the head of the state corporation. The publications on the topic of a change of leadership in the press service that appeared in a number of Telegram channels were called rumors and speculation, announcing the regular work of Roscosmos.
We are working as usual, starting soon - April 9. No time for idle rumors
- said in a statement.
At present, the corporation is preparing to launch the next Soyuz MS-18 manned expedition to the ISS, which will include two Russian cosmonauts and one American astronaut. The launch is scheduled for April 9, it will take place from the Baikonur cosmodrome.
Earlier on one of the Telegram channels appeared news about the imminent change of the leadership of Roskosmos. According to this channel, Rogozin as head of the state corporation should soon be replaced by one of the deputy defense ministers, his name was not announced.
Recall that Roscosmos is currently headed by Dmitry Rogozin, who has held this position since 2018. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Prime Minister in the Russian government and oversaw the defense, aviation and the shipbuilding industries, as well as space.