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Dmitry Rogozin

Dmitry Rogozin

Dmitry Rogozin (Дмитрий Олегович Рогозин) was born on Dec. 21, 1963, in Moscow. His father was a prominent military historian.

Education: Journalism, Moscow State University, 1986. Economics, 1988. Ph.D., philosophy, 1996.

1986-1990: Worked for the Committee on Youth Organizations of the Soviet Union

1990-1993: President of the Association of Young Political Leaders

March 1993: Co-founded the Congress of Russian Communities (KRO), a nationalist movement, led by General Alexander Lebed

1995: Failed Duma run on the KRO list

1997: Elected to the State Duma as a deputy from Voronezh (re-elected 1999, 2003). Served as chairman of the International Affairs Committee.

2002-2004: Presidential envoy in charge of relations between the European Union and Kaliningrad

2003-2006: Chairman of the nationalist, Kremlin-backed Rodina party. The party won about 9 percent of the popular vote in 2003 State Duma elections, collecting 37 of the body's 450 seats. Rogozin stepped down in 2006 when Rodina merged with the Party of Life and the Pensioners' Party to form A Just Russia. Rogozin had had a falling out with the Kremlin after attending anti-Kremlin rallies with opposition figures, and he accused the Kremlin of forcing him out.

November 2006-present: Chairman of the revived Congress of Russian Communities. He has also led the Movement Against Illegal Immigration.

May 2007: Co-founded the Great Russia party, which was denied registration twice

January 2008-April 2012: NATO envoy, replacing General Konstantin Totsky. Prior to his appointment, Rogozin had accused the Western military alliance of carrying out the "aggressive interests of the United States." On being named NATO envoy, he called on Russians to work with the government to return the country to superpower status. As envoy, he heavily criticized U.S.-led plans for a missile shield as well as the idea of former Soviet republics Ukraine and Georgia joining the Western military alliance.

April 2009: Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary

February 2011: Appointed special representative on anti-missile defense. Charged with leading negotiations with NATO on this issue.

March 21, 2012: appointed special representative of the president on Transdnestr

December 23, 2011-present: Appointed deputy prime minister in charge of the military-industrial complex. Reappointed in May 2012 as deputy prime minister in Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's Cabinet; areas of responsibility include the armed forces, the defense industry, arms technology development, and the atomic industry.

Roscosmos Plans to Beef Up Russia's Segment of the International Space Station

Russia's space agency says it plans to continue expanding its segment of the International Space Station, or ISS, in 2017, amid concerns that Moscow will pull out of the program in 2020 due to fraying relations with its major partner in space, the U.S., over the crisis in Ukraine, Interfax reported Wednesday

Space Cooperation With U.S. Not Affected by Ukraine, Russian Official Says

A senior Russian space official has said cooperation with the U.S. on the International Space Station has not suffered from the Ukraine crisis, despite indications tensions may be imposing themselves on the otherwise resolutely apolitical space partnership.

Battle Robots to Guard Russian Missile Silos by 2020

Russia expects to deploy battle robots to protect intercontinental ballistic missile launch sites by 2020, Defense Ministry spokesman Dmitry Andreyev told journalists Monday.

Russia May Create Sanction-Proof Airline to Service Crimea

Russia may launch a new airline operating domestically made civilian aircraft to service flights to Crimea, after Western sanctions last month grounded a Russian low-coster that was flying the route.

Sanctions Will Hurt Russia's Rearmament Plans

Russia is now in the fourth year of its ambitious state armament program, which aims to modernize 70 percent of Russia's aging military equipment by 2020. After a hesitant start, the annual volume of new weapon procurement is now increasing quite rapidly.

Sanctions on Technology Imports Leave Russia Playing Catch Up

The impact of the EU's latest and harshest sanctions on Russia will be felt most keenly in the country's economic sectors that are largely dependent on state-of-the-art Western technology.


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