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Vladimir Aleksandrovich Popovkin
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Vladimir Putin (left) with Popovkin (right), 2006
Native name
Владимир Александрович Поповкин
Born (1957-09-25)25 September 1957
Dushanbe, Soviet Union
Died 18 June 2014(2014-06-18) (aged 56)
Allegiance  Russia
Service/branch Space Forces
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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