Rogozin: the Minister of Information of Kazakhstan, accused of Russophobia, is not expected at Baikonur According to the general director of Roscosmos, Askar Umarov will not be welcomed at the cosmodrome. Prior to that, the head of Rossotrudnichestvo Yevgeny Primakov accused the minister of Russophobia, referring to the statements published in 2012
The visit of the new minister of information of Kazakhstan Askar Umarov, whom the head of Rossotrudnichestvo Yevgeny Primakov previously accused of Russophobia, will not be welcome at Baikonur, the general director said Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin.
“ At the Baikonur cosmodrome, we will not be happy with Minister Askar Umarov. We are not waiting for him there '', & mdash; Rogozin wrote on Twitter.
Primakov on January 12, in a post on his Telegram channel, called Umarov “ Russophobic rubbish. '' He cited quotes attributed to Umarov about the “ incomprehensible Victory Day, '' the Russian colonialists, and the poor service of Russian-owned businesses, published on the Russians in Kazakhstan portal. in August 2012.
The author of the material claimed that Umarov published these statements on Facebook under the nickname TurkMedia. At that time he was vice-president of the Turkic Academy, and before that he worked in the media. It was not possible to find the original publications on the RBC social network.
The head of Rossotrudnichestvo added that the organization does not work with Russophobes, which “ completely prevents any & lt; … & gt; interaction with the aforementioned minister and the Ministry of Information headed by him in the current configuration. ''
In response to Primakov's accusations, Umarov declared his commitment to fraternal relations with neighbors. “I’m not who they’ve been trying to portray me. In all previous positions, I tried to conduct fruitful work with Russian and other partners '', & mdash; the minister emphasized, noting that he respects the support provided by Russia to Kazakhstan.
Umarov became minister of information on January 11, when Kazakh President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev announced the composition of the new government: the old one was dismissed on January 5 due to protests. Prior to that, Umarov worked in the same ministry.
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