24 May 2018 16:11

Putin proposes that Rogozin head Roscosmos

STRELNYA. May 24 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed that former Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin head Roscosmos.

"I will do whatever is possible and necessary to meet your expectations," Rogozin said in response to the president's proposal.

He will replace Igor Komarov, who became the agency's director general in 2015 and had headed the Federal Space Agency before that.

As the Russian deputy prime minister for the defense industry, Rogozin was the chair of Roscosmos' supervisory board. However, he was not appointed to the new government formed on May 18.