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Dmitry Medvedev has dismissed the first deputy minister of defence of the Russian Federation Vladimir Popovkina

in the Morning on April, 29th the president of Russia Dmitry Medvedev has signed the decree which has released the first deputy of the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation Vladimir Popovkina from a post. The resignation reason - in connection with transition to other work. About it   informs a press - service of the Kremlin.

Earlier there were hearings that Popovkin is one of probable the candidate to the place of the head of Russian Space Department who shortly can   to leave Anatoly Perminov. The Certain experience in a management of similar departments is available for it. Earlier he ordered Space armies of the Russian Federation.

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Vladimir Aleksandrovich Popovkin is the regular officer. Was born on September, 25th, 1957 in a city of Dushanbe of the Tadjik Soviet Socialist Republic. After the termination in 1979 of Military engineering institute of A.F.Mozhajsky he served at the cosmodrome « Baikonur ». In 80 - h he has decided to continue to enter Military academy of F.E.Dzerzhinsky whom has ended in 1989 with distinction. After that served in   Management of the chief of space means of the Ministry of Defence. Since 1991 ministered on various posts in the Joint Staff. Per 1999 it is appointed by the chief of a direction of one of managements of the Main operational administration of Joint Staff VS of the Russian Federation.

In July, 2001 Popovkin connects the career with Space armies. It becomes the chief of a staff – the first deputy of the commander. In some years, in 2004, the order of the president of the Russian Federation, it becomes at the head of this combat arm. In this quality it will serve till July, 2008, when   will appoint the chief of arms of Armed forces - the deputy minister of defence of the Russian Federation. But in June, 2010 the president of Russia Dmitry Medvedev will appoint Vladimir Popovkina the first deputy of defence of the Russian Federation. At appointment to this post Medvedev has noticed that Popovkin   will be engaged in coordination of questions of arms, military technology, and also to it was made to prosecute the subjects connected with civil making MO the Russian Federation.