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UGLEGORSK, April 6. /TASS/. Russian Deputy Prime Minister has ordered Monday to fire the deputy head of Dalspetsstroy, the company in charge of the Vostochny spaceport construction.
"The former head of Dalspetsstroy, Mr. [Dmitry] Savin, who is now deputy head of Dalspetsstroy, will be fired on my order," Rogozin told journalists after a meeting at the Vostochny spaceport.
Before Savin is fired, he will have to return 800,000 rubles (around $14,000) to Dalspetsstroy which he paid to his wife as one month’s salary. "He had enough for a car, but did not find any money to pay the workers their salaries," Rogozin said.
Earlier reports said workers at the Vostochny spaceport started a strike over unpaid wages.
The Vostochny (Eastern) spaceport is being built near the town of Uglegorsk in the Amur Region. The spaceport, which has been under construction since 2010, is scheduled to be built by November 30, 2015.
The Vostochny cosmodrome will comprise two launch platforms, an airfield, facilities for crew members’ pre-launch preparation, oxygen-nitrogen and hydrogen plants, 115 kilometers of roadway and 125 kilometers of rail track.