Vladimir Popovkin has been replaced as Head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos. The full story is here. Oleg Ostapenko, previously deputy defense minister and head of the Russian Space Forces, has now been made head of Roscosmos.
Comment by David Todd: While the colourful Popovkin was famously reported as being hospitalised after either allegedly falling down drunk or allegedly being involved a drunken brawl. apparently over the affections of his alluring female press secretary, the cause of his departure is, in fact, probably more to do with Russia’s poor reliabilty record in spaceflight than over his private life. Post Script: A thank you to Zach Rosenberg for the linked analysis above and for all his other contributions.