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The General Director of Scientific research Institute of space device engineering (NII KP, a branch of United rocket and space Corporation, part of the “Roskosmos”) Yuri Askin under the pretext of a business trip in April went to Europe and never returned, sending out a letter of resignation at own will. About it writes “Kommersant” with reference to two top-managers of enterprises of the defense industry.
The publication indicates that the departure Yaskina coincided with the beginning of internal audit in NII KP, initiated by order of the head of the Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin. Now the CEO involved not only the employees of the Corporation, but the Central apparatus of the FSB. They have to find out the reasons Askin decided not to return and, presumably, to stay in Greece.
“Apparently, he feared that it will identify the theft and the withdrawal of budgetary funds, therefore, chose to leave the country before the start of proceedings on the merits”, — said one of interlocutors of the newspaper.
“Kommersant” noted that in February, RIA Novosti reported on excitation of 14 criminal cases on the results of internal audits of “Roscosmos”.
Scientific-research Institute of space instrument engineering was founded in February 1985 as instrument enterprise-wide profile and became one of the key enterprises in the industry. It is considered to be a leading enterprise “Roscosmos” in the area of control and ensure durability of the electronic component base and radio-electronic equipment of spacecrafts.
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