Son for father: Rogozin Jr. to engage in aviation

Son for father: Rogozin Jr. to engage in aviation
Alexey Rogozin

The next step in his career will make Alexey Rogozin closer to his father.⁠

Son of Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin Alexey Rogozin, who works in the Department of Property Relations of the Russian Defense Ministry, may soon go to the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC). Kommersant writes this citing sources close to the Ministry of Defense and the UAC. It should be noted that his father is responsible for the military-industrial complex in the government, as well as for the development of nuclear and space spheres.

Shift-over of Rogozin Jr. to the aviation industry was lobbied by UAC President Yury Slyusar and Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov, who is a chairman of the board of directors of the corporation. There is only a formality left – Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu signing the report on Alexey Rogozin’s dismissal.

In the new department he will take the position of vice-president and will be engaged in creating the transport division of the corporation, consolidating business management functions in the UAC, as well as developing a single control loop for transport aircraft programs. The immediate tasks of the UAC feature division into specialized structures: transport, civil, military and special ones, which most likely will also fall on the shoulders of the new leader. He will also have to resolve the issue with unprofitable enterprises of the corporation – in particular, with Ulyanovsk company Aviastar-S" producing Il-76MD-90A aircrafts. This company along with the Voronezh Aircraft Construction Company, experimental machine-building plant named after Myasishchev in Zhukovsky (Moscow region), company OAK-Transportnye Systemy as well as a number of aircraft repair companies will be part of the transport division. Its flagship will be company Il.

According to the publication, in the corporation Rogozin will also oversee all the works on creating heavy transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A, light Il-112V as well as advanced development of a supersonic transport aircraft (considered alternate of 15-tonne Russian-Indian MTA project) and PAC VTA (promising aviation complex of military transport aviation).

In the Department of Property Relations of the Ministry of Defense Rogozin spent just under a year. Prior to that, he had headed Aleksinsky chemical factory for three years, and before that had worked in Orsis company producing small arms. In the Defense Ministry he oversaw the work of large enterprises subordinate to the Ministry of Defense, such as Aviaremont, Spetsremont, Oboronlogistika, 224th aircraft division and others.

In addition, he participated in the reorganization of the Federal Agency for Special Construction (Spetsstroy), whose assets were transferred to the Defense Ministry management after the liquidation of the agency. Rogozin Jr. also helps his father to some extent, being a member of the working group of the Ministry of Defense for the development of aviation and space infrastructure.

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