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Putin taps firebrand to head embattled space agency

Moscow (AFP) May 24, 2018

Vladimir Putin on Thursday appointed a firebrand nationalist politician, who oversaw Russia’s once proud space industry, to manage its space agency in a move analysts said spells more trouble for the embattled sector.

Over the past few years the Russian space industry has suffered a series of setbacks including the loss of a number of satellites and other spacecraft.

Dmitry Rogozin, who