The former head of “Roscosmos” has become the candidate on a post of the Plenipotentiary of the Volga Federal district :: Policy :: RBC

The most probable candidate on a post of the presidential envoy in the Volga Federal district is the former head of “Roscosmos”, the Deputy Minister of science and higher education, Igor Komarov, told RBC sources

Igor Komarov

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Deputy Minister of science and higher education Igor Komarov is seen as a candidate to the post of presidential envoy in Volga Federal district and is the most likely candidate for the post, told RBC a source close to the presidential administration, confirmed two people close to the Kremlin, and a source familiar with the discussion of candidates.

Previously, as candidates for the post of presidential envoy in the Volga RBC sources called Senator Lyubov Glebova, the former Minister of agriculture Alexander Tkachev, Deputy head of the government of Yevgeny Zabarchuk.

Candidate Komarov arose quite unexpectedly, more recently, to the post of Ambassador, he was not considered, said one of the interlocutors RBC. The appointment may take place in the near future, likely this week, added another close to the presidential administration the source of RBC.

Igor Komarov at the time of writing call failed.

The chair of the presidential envoy in the Volga Federal district became vacant after August 24, Mikhail Babich was appointed Ambassador in Belarus and the special representative of the President responsible for the development of economic relations with this country.

To work in the “Roskosmos” Mosquitoes worked in structures of the General Director of “Rostec” Chemezov. In 2008-2009 he was Advisor to Chemezov. Then, in may—August 2009, he held the position of Executive Vice President of strategy, Finance, Economics and corporate governance of the company “AVTOVAZ” (since 2007, the company partly controlled by rostec). In August 2009 I became the President of AVTOVAZ has worked in this position until October 2013. He then moved to Roscosmos Deputy Chairman of the Corporation, and then, in 2015, its head.

During this period, “Roskosmos” because of a number of failed launches has repeatedly criticized Deputy Prime Minister for defense industry Dmitry Rogozin. The first launch from the cosmodrome “East”, which was held on April 27, 2016, was postponed to the next day because of the “automatic release timeline”. The second launch also failed and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has criticized officials (among them was Rogozin), which “managed to cheerfully reported,” the success of start-up.

Failed launches are coincided with many scandals and criminal cases against the contractors of “Roscosmos” and “Spetsstroy” in the construction of “East”.

On may 24, during the St. Petersburg economic forum, according to the decree of the President Rogozin was replaced by Komarov in the post of Director General of “Rosatom”. The priorities of the space industry, the new head of the Corporation called the reduction of accidents and the restoration of human potential.

Mosquitoes in July was appointed Deputy Minister of science and higher education of Mikhail Kotyukov.

Press Secretary of Vladimir Putin Dmitry Peskov told RBC that personnel matters in the Kremlin traditionally does not comment.

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