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Dmitry Rogozin

Dmitry Rogozin

Dmitry Rogozin (ƒмитрий ќлегович –огозин) 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.

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The Assistance League of Defense Enterprises has proposed that a street in Moscow be renamed to commemorate the Russian Su-24 fighter-bomber pilot shot down in Syria, the RIA Novosti news agency reported Wednesday.

Russia to Rewrite Space Program as Economic Crisis Bites

Russia is to revise its space program, the national space agency said on Tuesday after a newspaper published a report that billions of dollars of cuts may be afoot including to ambitious Moon exploration plans.

Rogozin Praises Defense Industry as Engine of Russian Economy

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, the official responsible for the arms industry, praised Russia's military industrial complex as the driving force of the nation's economy amid crisis.

Putin Instructs Roscosmos To Defend Russia's Position in Space Market

President Vladimir Putin has instructed space industry officials to take measures to ensure Russia remains a major player in the commercial space launch market and in the field of manned spaceflight, TASS reported Thursday.

A Battle Is Raging for Russian Foreign Policy (Op-Ed)

President Vladimir Putin takes advice from three distinct groups of foreign policy ideologists. Each of them serves a role, but they have very different views of how Russia should develop.

Rogozin Promises Delayed Space Policy Will Be Completed 'In Near Future'

After multiple rewrites over the past year in the wake of the collapse of the ruble, Russia's proposed decade-long vision for space exploration and utilization will be submitted to President Vladimir Putin for approval "in the near future," a senior Russian space official said Tuesday.

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