I doubt that the ISS crew will be increased to six people from next year because the final decision has not been taken yetSpace station crew might not be expanded Oct 11, 2008
This primarily concerns the drafting of a cooperation agreement on civilian space programs, another agreement on the Global Navigation Satellite System and navigation support on Cuban territoryRussia, Cuba renew space-military cooperation Oct 01, 2008
We will increase the number of navigation satellites to the required 30 by 2011. In all, we plan to launch six satellites by the end of 2008 and six more next year. Therefore, the satellite navigation system will become truly globalRussia plans rapid boost to GLONASS sat force Sep 08, 2008
We will not and cannot leave Baikonur before 2020 as long as Soyuz (spacecraft) are being launchedRussia to stay at Baikonur until 2020 Nov 10, 2007
Our main goal is to use the reliable old systems for manned flightsOutside View: Perminov plays it safe Aug 27, 2007
Dr. Prof. Anatoly Nikolayevich Perminov (born June 16, 1945 in the Kirovskaya oblast, Russia) is a Russian rocket scientist and a mechanical engineer. He is the current director of the Russian Federal Space Agency.
Anatoly Perminov graduated in 1967 from a military college with a degree in mechanical engineering, specializing in rocket engines. In 1976, he earned an advanced degree in Moscow from the Military Academy. In 1991 he again earned an advanced degree in Moscow from the Military Academy, after which he was appointed to the head of the Russian Department of Defense research test site. Here he organized the launch of hundreds of satellites and ICBMs. In August of 1993 he became the head of operations for missile weapons in the Strategic Missile Forces. He has been the director of Roskosmos since March of 2004.
Perminov has a PhD in engineering, and has authored more than 70 scientific papers and articles on space exploration. He is a professor of the Moscow Aviation Institute, where he chairs the institute's Operations of Launch Vehicles and Spacecraft department.