Private business should be completely excluded from this area.
The State Duma in the first reading adopted a package of bills related to the creation of the state corporation “Roscosmos”.
Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who presented the document, said that the main task of the new structure is to ensure the unity of control of the rocket and space industry.
Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Rocket and Artillery Sciences Konstantin Sivkov commented on this step in an exclusive interview with KM.RU.
Requires the most severe responsibility of managers for their actions
- In such cases, I recall the words from the fable "And you, friends, however you sit down, all are not fit for musicians." I believe that the leadership of our defense industry enterprises is often carried out by amateurs.
Yes, the state corporation is a kind of ministry, and it’s probably correct that there should be a ministry of space industry. The question is who will lead it? People who have nothing to do with the problems of the cosmos did not have? If they rule the ball, then I am sure that nothing will change.
Moreover, if this organization is also subordinated to defense industry enterprises, this will have serious consequences for the defense of our country. The only thing that can provide a positive solution to the issue is the complete and unconditional exclusion of private business from this sphere.
I’m talking about absolute nationalization, rigid management, exclusion from the leadership of the space sphere of people who had no relation to the space industry, and of course, the most severe responsibility of managers for their actions is necessary. Engineers, designers, in a word those who know production, but not accountants and economists, should be in the main posts.
If the personnel principles do not change, then there will be no result. Remember the current scandal around the Vostochny cosmodrome. This is a mirror in which all the problems of the space industry are reflected, and therefore all kinds of personalities from among private organizations should be excluded from the production cycle.
The engineer will get 20-40 thousand, and the boss in 500 times more
All that is positive in the space sphere is Soviet achievements. Therefore, from the Soviet experience we must take almost everything, I stress, not everything, but almost everything. After all, there was then cronyism and elements of irresponsibility. There was a vertebral law that began under Khrushchev and intensified under Brezhnev.
As a result, people with no experience and no basis for leadership were promoted to important positions. They did not have the appropriate moral and ethical qualities, but they attached their sons, appointing them as big heads.
And now in the Russian Federation all this has acquired Homeric forms. There are various political groups in power, they are fighting for control over the leading areas of the economy, and not specialists, but accountants are appointed to posts. With this I associate a number of unsuccessful missile launches that have been in recent times.
To this can be added the absolutely exorbitant greed of top management. A simple engineer will get 20-40 thousand, and the boss in 500 times more. An engineer for half his life does not earn as much as this boss for a month. The engineer, the master and the worker have no desire to work.
This was definitely not the case in Soviet times, and the bosses do not bear any responsibility either, so now we have what we have!