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|Vladimir Aleksandrovich Popovkin|
Vladimir Putin (left) with Popovkin (right), 2006
|Native name||Владимир Александрович Поповкин|
25 September 1957|
|Died||18 June 2014
|Years of service||1975–2009|
|Rank||General of the Army|
|Commands held||Space Forces|
|Awards||Order of Merit for the Fatherland,
Order of Military Merit...
|Other work||Director General of Roscosmos|
Vladimir Aleksandrovich Popovkin (Russian: Владимир Александрович Поповкин; 25 September 1957 – 18 June 2014) was a Russian military person. He was the General Director of the Russian Federal Space Agency and former First Deputy Defense Minister of Russia.
He was a General of the Army and former commander of the Russian Space Forces.
Popovkin died of cancer on 18 June 2014 in a hospital in Israel, aged 56.
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