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Vladimir Putin fires head of Russian space agency
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Vladimir Putin fires head of Russian space agency

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – APRIL, 12 (RUSSIA OUT) Russians President Vladimir Putin (C) and Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin (R) observe the exposition of missiles at the Cosmos pavillion space industry exhibiton on April 12, 2018 in Moscow, Russia. Russians mark Cosmonaut day on April.12 in honour of first flight in space of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in 1961. ( Photo by Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images) Russian President Vladimir Putin fired this Friday by decree the head of the Russian space agency (Roscosmos), Dmitry Rogozin, known for his abrasive style and extreme nationalism. Rogozin, 58, will be replaced by Yuri Borissov, who until now held the post of deputy prime minister responsible for the Russian military-industrial complex, which also includes the space sector. Borissov, 65, comes from...