MOSCOW, February 18, 13:22 /ITAR-TASS/. Spokesperson for the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) Irina Zubareva has confirmed the resignation of Chief of Baikonur cosmodrome and Director of Space Center Yuzhny Yevgeny Anisimov.
According to Zubareva, Anisimov tendered his resignation for personal reasons and asked to transfer him to a different job. He will be offered a different job at the Center for managing ground and space infrastructure (TSENKI), which incorporates Baikonur and Yuzhny space center, she said. Zubareva did not specify what position would be offered to Anisimov at TSENKI.
Earlier, mass media reports said Anisimov resigned because of differences with his colleagues in a team of newly appointed Chief of the Federal Space Agency, Oleg Ostapenko.