The Multi-Million Pound Corruption Scandal Engulfing Russia's Space Industry

Dmitry Rogozin, the deputy prime minister overseeing reform of the sector, said last week that the Khrunichev Centre embezzled $182 million in 2014 alone. Last week the Russian defence ministry entered a claim for 1.8 billion roubles against the Khrunichev Centre at the Moscow commercial court. Mr Rogozin, who is overseeing the conversion of the Russia's space agency into a state corporation, has publicly blamed the Khrunichev centre for the failure of Proton rockets.