Russian, Indian students creating friendship satelliteScience & Space August 16, 21:46
Zenit St. Petersburg loses 0:1 against FC Utrecht in first leg of Europa League play-offSport August 16, 21:34
Saakashvili plans to return to Ukraine on September 10World August 16, 21:23
Russian diplomat concerned over US and North Korean aggressive statementsRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 16, 20:32
Diplomat says US-made chemical weapons found in Syria prove West’s support for terroristsRussian Politics & Diplomacy August 16, 20:14
Russia’s St. Petersburg to host World Travel Awards in SeptemberSociety & Culture August 16, 19:37
Combat aircraft to make up over 50% in Russian state arms seller’s exportsMilitary & Defense August 16, 19:22
Poroshenko orders probe into reports about supplies of missile technologies to North KoreaWorld August 16, 19:08
Over 700 policemen to provide security at UEFA Europa League’s match in Russia's KrasnodarSport August 16, 19:02
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.