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Medvedev: Punishment for Space Failures Will Not Include Firing Squads

By Keith Cowing
November 26, 2011
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Medvedev suggests prosecution for Russia space failure, Reuters
“Recent failures are a strong blow to our competitiveness. It does not mean that something fatal has happened, it means that we need to carry out a detailed review and punish those guilty,” Medvedev told reporters in televised comments. “I am not suggesting putting them up against the wall like under Josef Vissarionovich (Stalin), but seriously punish either financially or, if the fault is obvious, it could be a disciplinary or even criminal punishment,” he said.”
Keith’s note: I am sure there is a translation issue involved. Otherwise it would seem that Russia’s leader just said that Soviet space program workers were executed by firing squads – or joked about that previous management practices that included such punishment. Either way this sounds rather creepy, Dmitry. Curiously. just a few months ago, before things stopped working, y’all were rather giddy about your space prowess.
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