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An experienced Russian astronaut, scheduled to fly to ISS in 2015, has unexpectedly resigned.
No explanation other than that he found “a more interesting job” was given for his resignation, but this paragraph might give us a hint:
The Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center has been rocked by reorganization problems since 2009, when it was transferred from the Defense Ministry to the civilian Federal Space Agency. An unnamed Russian cosmonaut told the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper last year that the prolonged reorganization had affected cosmonauts’ income and career prospects, breeding discontent in the ranks.