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    ROSAVIAKOSMOS FORMER HEAD YURY KOPTEV INTENDS TO CONTINUE WORKING IN SPACE INDUSTRY

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    MOSCOW, April 13 (RIA Novosti) - Former director of the Rosaviakosmos Yury Koptev intends to continue working in the space industry.

    He told RIA Novosti that he plans to take a decision about a new place of his work in the space industry during a week. He said: "In principle, I know where I shall work." "I think that everything will become clear within the next week," Yury Koptev said just before the demonstration of the unique film shot on the ISS and called "3D Space Station".

    Answering the question in what enterprise he plans to work, in a state one or private, the Rosaviakosmos former director answered: "In a state one." Yury Koptev headed the Russian Aviation and Space Agency for twelve years.

    The Rosaviakosmos has been transformed into the Federal Space Agency, and former commander of the Space Forces Anatoly Perminov has been appointed its head. Yury Koptev learned about his dismissal several days before his birthday, March 13. (kos/lio)

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