Vladimir Popovkin

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Vladimir Aleksandrovich Popovkin
Vladimir Putin (left) with Popovkin (right), 2006
Native nameВладимир Александрович Поповкин
Born(1957-09-25)25 September 1957
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Died18 June 2014(2014-06-18) (aged 56)
Israel
Allegiance Russia
Service/branchSpace Forces
Years of service1975–2009
RankGeneral of the Army
Commands heldSpace Forces
AwardsOrder of Merit for the Fatherland,
Order of Military Merit...
Other workDirector General of Roscosmos

Vladimir Aleksandrovich Popovkin[1] (Russian: Владимир Александрович Поповкин; 25 September 1957 – 18 June 2014) was a Russian military person. He was the General Director of the Russian Federal Space Agency and former First Deputy Defense Minister of Russia.

He was a General of the Army and former commander of the Russian Space Forces.[2]

Popovkin died of cancer on 18 June 2014 in a hospital in Israel, aged 56.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Head of the Russian Federal Space Agency - Vladimir A. Popovkin". Roscosmos.
  2. "Руководитель Федерального космического агентства - Владимир Александрович Поповкин" [Head of the Russian Federal Space Agency - Vladimir Popovkin] (in Russian). Roscosmos.
  3. Death announcement (Russian)