Flightglobal blogged about this and it has almost come to pass. According to the Russian RIA Novosti newswire service, at a Russian government initiated board meeting of Moscow based space company S. P. Korolev Energia Rocket and Space Corporation on 31 July the suspended president Nikolai Sevastianov's ousting could be confirmed and temporary president, Alexander Strekalov, head of an experimental machine building plant will take his place. However the report goes on to say that Yuri Koptev, former head of the Russian Federal Space Agency, also known as Roscosmos, could be the new permanent president for Energia. It is no surprise Sevastianov is going and how he thought he could win against Roscosmos is anyone's guess. Sevastianov's love of his winged mini-shuttle Kliper (or Clipper) and claims about lunar tourism was in direct conflict with Russia's government's ten-year space programme. The recent history of the Russian space programme has been a tug of war between Energia, which during the 1990s many had come to believe was running the programme, and Roscosmos, which was reasserting its role after Putin took control of the country and began putting his men into positions of power. Ultimately, and inevitably, Energia's independently minded president lost.