Russian state Corporation Roscosmos decided to change the head of the cosmonaut training Center (TSPK). Gagarin, Yuri Lonchakov, who “will move to another job”. About it reports the Russian newspaper Izvestia, citing Roscosmos.
It is reported that acting Director of the Center is Maxim Kharlamov. He Lonchakov is currently on sick leave and will leave office after the end of treatment in the clinic, where he applied 11 Oct due to problems with the pressure.
It is noted that on the personnel changes he knows nothing.
“There is nothing about this I can not say, information is not available,” said Lonchakov comments publication.
It is also said that Kharlamov was temporarily appointed head of CTC in 2014, after the resignation of Sergei Krikalev and Lonchakov until the arrival of, and the conflict between the Russian space Agency and the Centre lasts for a long time.
The publication explains that Lonchakov led the CTC in March 2014, and before that he retired from the cosmonaut corps in connection with the conflict group of employees with Krikalev, who at the time was head of the CTC.
The essence of the conflict was the method of calculation of financial compensation to the members of the astronauts are former military. The then head of Roscosmos Oleg Ostapenko that conflict supported the side Lonchakov and on his initiative, the space Agency has not extended the contract with Krikalev, and his place was taken by Lonchakov.
Now Krikalev became the Executive Director of the Russian Federal space Agency, in charge of the manned program, and the resignation Lonchakov previously predicted. A recent disagreement of the head of the CPA and the leadership of the Russian space Agency has deteriorated, they saw the development of the Centre in different ways.
Lonchakov initiated a return to the cosmonaut corps and CTC military and Roscosmos idea is not supported, since at the time of transfer of the CPC from the jurisdiction of the Ministry of defense to Roscosmos engaged Krikalev. However, the CPC was permitted to recruit about ten people with the preservation of military ranks and benefits.
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