Rogozin’s flight to Chelyabinsk region cost budget $91k

Rogozin’s flight to Chelyabinsk region cost budget $91k
Photo: Kosmos airlines website

Tu-134 and Mi-8 were chartered for the Roskosmos head.

The visit of Roscosmos State Corporation Head Dmitry Rogozin to the Chelyabinsk region cost 6 million 122 thousand rubles ($93,054), Gazeta.ru reports. According to the public procurement site, Tu-134 and Mi-8 were chartered for Rogozin.

The documents say Kosmos airlines provided a Tu-134 with a side number RA-65995 and comfort category meals on board, as well as a backup board RA-65994. The contract value amounted to approximately 4.3 million rubles ($65,403). The flight was to take place on February 4 from Vnukovo to Chelyabinsk, then to Ufa, and from Ufa to Moscow on February 5.

The airlines site says the board is designed for 30 people.  The cabin of the VIP aircraft is divided into four classes. In the first class, "two people can comfortably sit on spacious chairs.”

A helicopter Mi-8T was rented for flights to enterprises of the Chelyabinsk region. The rental price was 1.8 million rubles ($27,378).

The Roscosmos delegation headed by Rogozin arrived in Chelyabinsk on the evening of 4 February. The head of the state corporation visited Makeev State Regional Center in Miass, where he held a meeting with the Governor of the Chelyabinsk Region and met with specialists from enterprises included in the State Regional Center’s structure. On February 5, the delegation visited Zlatmash in Zlatoust and the Ust-Katavsky car-building plant. Previously, Znak.com reported that Rogozin's visit to the region had been “completely closed to the media.”

According to Fligntradar24, the board RA-65995 took off from Chelyabinsk on February 5 and arrived at Vnukovo, bypassing Ufa.

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