Another Russian Roscosmos official arrested


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Russian authorities have arrested the chief operating officer from a Roscosmos aircraft division that apparently builds the MiG airplane.

Evdokimov faces up to 10 years of imprisonment under large scale fraud charges if found guilty. The investigation has found that Evdokimov has committed fraud, stealing more than $3 million from the Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG.

…Earlier, the investigators arrested Alexei Ozerov, a former CEO of MiG subsidiary, and deputy CEO of another Russian aircraft manufacturer Tupolev Yegor Noskov in connection with this case. The detainees are suspected of having illegally acquired a development site in northeastern Moscow that was later resold and then sublet to the subsidiaries of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) among other clients.

I am increasingly surprised the Russians have been able to build anything that works. Their management teams generally appear more interested in robbing the company than making sure the company does what it is hired to do.

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5 comments

  • wayne

    This screams for the obligatory Star Trek reference…

    ” We Ain’t Playin’ For Peanuts”
    (Kirk meets Putin for the 1st time)
    https://youtu.be/P7eGdtvo85U

    “What government?, like I told ‘ya, I got the territory and I run it, that’s all.”

  • LarryG

    RE: “I am increasingly surprised the Russians have been able to build anything that works. Their management teams generally appear more interested in robbing the company than making sure the company does what it is hired to do.”

    I think they’re all Democrats.

  • wayne

    LarryG– Good Stuff!

  • Greg

    As long as they keep having these kind of problems its good for NASA and other space programs around the world.

  • Edward

    Greg,
    This may sound good for NASA, from a viewpoint of competition, but it is terrible from the viewpoint of cooperation. Right now, several governments have teamed up to create the ISS, and failures and corruption in Russia create problems and concerns among the other partners.

    For instance, if Russia cannot be trusted in a partnership, what are the consequences for the next ExoMars mission?

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