The ex-head of "Roscosmos" Vladimir Popovkin died

Reference. Vladimir Alexandrovich Popovkin was born on September 25 of 1957 in Tajikistan. In 1979, he graduated from the Military Engineering Institute. A.F. Mozhaisky, in 1986 year - the Military Academy. F.E. Dzerzhinsky. He is a Candidate of Technical Sciences, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Rocket and Artillery Sciences, a retired army general.

In 2004, he became the commander of the Space Forces, in 2008, he was appointed Chief of Armaments of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, from 21 in June 2010 to 29 in April, 2011 served as First Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation. From 29 on April 2011 of the year to 10 of October 2013 of the year - Head of Roscosmos.

The ex-head of "Roscosmos" Vladimir Popovkin died

Vladimir Popovkin passed away. The former head of Roscosmos died on 58-th year of life. The Federal Space Agency reported that he died after an illness.

Vladimir Popovkin headed the Roskosmos 2011 year, where he came from the post of deputy minister of defense. In August, 2013 th Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev reprimanded him for improperly performing his duties. The reason for Medvedev’s dissatisfaction was the crash of the Proton-M rocket, which fell in the first minute after launching from the Baikonur cosmodrome. The rocket was supposed to bring into space the GLONASS satellites.

Vladimir Popovkin ceased to lead Roscosmos in October 2013 of the year, in his place came the former deputy defense minister of the Russian Federation, Oleg Ostapenko. Personnel changes were caused by the restructuring of the rocket and space industry.

Interfax, citing the press service of Roskosmos, reports that Popovkin’s health deteriorated in March 2012, he was hospitalized at the Burdenko Military Hospital. According to the doctors, a prolonged physical and emotional overstrain, caused by frequent official business trips and changing time zones, had an effect.

I happened to serve under the leadership of this man. With a capital letter, without a mistake. Whatever they said, but he was a deeply decent, quite polite and intelligent person, despite his position and rank. A man deeply worried about the state of the entire infrastructure of the then Space Forces and later - for our entire space, both military and civilian.

The bright memory of you, Vladimir Alexandrovich!
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  1. +5
    19 June 2014 08: 39
    The earth rest in peace, passed away early.

    PS And the "Protons" continue to fall under the new leader, so the matter is in something else.
    1. +3
      19 June 2014 08: 42
      Let's not talk about "Protons" here. The man died.
      1. +2
        19 June 2014 09: 12
        So I mentioned this in order to raise his reputation, as it were. The man probably worried after the resignation, and even with this wording. I don’t know how to properly explain.
      2. 0
        19 June 2014 09: 16
        Quote: kolyhalovs
        The man is dead.

        Quote: LEVIAFAN
        I knew too much.
        I dare to assure everyone that he is not the last contender for a trip to another world.
        1. Luzhichanin
          19 June 2014 14: 00
          really strange death.
    2. 0
      19 June 2014 09: 40
      Condolences to family and friends ...

      Quote: fzr1000
      And the "Protons" continue to fall under the new leader, which means that the matter is in something else.

      I agree, the problems are deeper and more serious. A simple replacement of one leader by another they will not be solved.

      Quote: fzr1000
      Let's not talk about "Protons" here. The man died.

      It’s not just a person who died, a person who held very high posts died. Attention to such people is closer, and estimates are stricter. There is nothing to be done ...

      PS Here is the fact that the leaders of this level are treated abroad, this is clearly unacceptable.
  2. +2
    19 June 2014 08: 42
    Contradictory personality. But the earth rest in peace.
  3. 0
    19 June 2014 08: 47
    Let's be silent, because as they say ......
  4. 0
    19 June 2014 08: 54
    I'm so sorry.
    The kingdom of heaven, earth rest in peace.
    Perhaps such an early departure from life is associated with problems in Roscosmos, if he is an honest person, and failure is the result of someone else's wrecking at the production stage, then he must have been very worried.
    And frequent business trips and change of time zones ... I think this is not the main reason.
    In our organization, business trips in different years - 4 ... 8 times a year, sometimes long and to other time zones, people work for 30 ... 50 years, some experts have stepped over 70-80 years anniversaries, and they feel great .
    In the photo Vladimir Alexandrovich does not look like poor health.
    Once again, the kingdom of heaven.
  5. Majorloms
    19 June 2014 08: 56
    Not from heptyl, as they say, he died. From extreme stress. After Proton, serious barrels with shit began to roll on him, as my former classmate, now providing medical control of the astronauts, told.

    Beginning in '92, a surge in oncology was noted in Russia. The works of big minds connect this with the general state of both the whole society and individuals who survived the collapse of the union. Stress - triggering trigger mesanisms in cells - apoptosis block - oncology.

    Gentlemen, do you often see off excellent people, cool active friends, who "burn" themselves for the good of others, on their last journey? Often. And what about gray, inconspicuous, quiet, ordinary acquaintances, useless people? Very rarely. That's the same!

    Do not stress!

    Fluff Popovkin. I just fell under a public blame rink. Could not resist.
    1. tokin1959
      19 June 2014 09: 07
      stress happened after he received a bottle on the head from his employee, the secretary was not divided.
      in neurosurgery Popovkin then lay.
      so premature death is the consequence of this fight.

      I just fell under a public blame rink.

      Stalin would have simply shot him. and would be right.
  6. +2
    19 June 2014 09: 00
    as one of my friends, the deceased, I knew too much. (c / f diamond hand)
  7. 0
    19 June 2014 09: 06
    Quote: fzr1000
    The earth rest in peace, passed away early.

    PS And the "Protons" continue to fall under the new leader, so the matter is in something else.

    there is such a thing in physics, inertia is called.
    1. 0
      19 June 2014 09: 25
      ... this is not PHYSICS, THIS is mechanics - something deliberately incomplete, or deliberately "remake" ...
  8. -2
    19 June 2014 09: 30
    According to Russian tradition, we’ll be silent.
  9. +2
    19 June 2014 09: 31
    Quote: fzr1000
    PS And the "Protons" continue to fall under the new leader, so the matter is in something else.
    Eternal memory to him.
    Popovkin headed Roscosmos from April 2011 to October 2013. A whole series of high-profile accidents occurred during missile launches. However, all these accidents, which spoiled Popovkin’s reputation as the head of the agency, occurred with equipment assembled before he entered the industry.
    And yet, the illness of the former head of Roscosmos was provoked by his direct participation in the elimination of the consequences of the accident of the Proton launch vehicle at Baikonur on July 2 last year. Popovkin headed to the site of the rocket explosion and was exposed to vapors of heptyl, a highly toxic fuel used in Proton rockets. He was aware of his personal responsibility for what had happened and simply did not think about protection at that moment, it was important to react to the situation as quickly as possible.
  10. +4
    19 June 2014 09: 40
    I very much doubt that even in our country the most seasoned corruptionist will not be hung over with laurels, titles and praises after death. All as one will be the lambs of God, the servants of the people, the holders of spiritual bonds and patrons. They will not say about anything that this one stole, substituting, ordering, etc. Kiryusha will hold a prayer service for everyone at the highest level. If a person is shit, then why cannot one talk about it after his death? Are we talking about Hitler? About Bandera? Or is it also impossible about them, is it not Christian?
  11. 0
    19 June 2014 12: 10
    Quote: GROM
    Are we talking about Hitler? About Bandera? Or is it also impossible about them, is it not Christian?

    conclusion: and chubai praise and be silent. like he was at the helm of the country in troubled times ... and he didn’t steal, it’s like that
  12. PLO
    19 June 2014 17: 23
    one clown Serdyukov did not, and x .. with him

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