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Russia Space Agency chief Popovkin hospitalised

March 11, 2012, 15:16 UTC+3
At present, Roskosmos head’s State Secretary Vitaly Davydov is temporary acting head of the agency
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MOSCOW, March 11 (Itar-Tass) — Head of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roskosmos) Vladimir Popovkin has been taken to the Burdenko Hospital in connection with his health deterioration, the agency’s press service told Itar-Tass.

“Head of Roskosmos Vladimir Popovkin on March 7, due to his health deterioration, was taken to the Burdenko Hospital where he got first aid,” the press service said. “At present, the health condition of Vladimir Popovkin causes no concern and is described as stably good. The recovery process will take several says, after which he will return to his line of duty.”

“In the opinion of specialists, the deterioration of Roskosmos head’s health was caused by continued physical and emotional strain, including frequent official business trips with jet fatigue and intensive work,” the press service reported.

At present, Roskosmos head’s State Secretary Vitaly Davydov is temporary acting head of the agency.

 

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