Yury Borisov

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Yury Borisov
Юрий Борисов
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Director General of Roscosmos
Assumed office
15 July 2022
PresidentVladimir Putin
Preceded byDmitry Rogozin
Deputy Prime Minister of Russia for Defence and Space Industry
In office
18 May 2018 – 15 July 2022
Prime MinisterDmitry Medvedev
Mikhail Mishustin
Preceded byDmitry Rogozin
Succeeded byDenis Manturov
Deputy Minister of Defence
In office
15 November 2012 – 18 May 2018
MinisterSergey Shoygu
Personal details
Born (1956-12-31) December 31, 1956 (age 65)
Vyshny Volochyok, Kalinin Oblast, Soviet Union
(now Russia)
Political partyIndependent
AwardsOrder for Service to the Homeland in the Armed Forces of the USSR
Military service
Allegiance Soviet Union
Branch/serviceBanner of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (obverse).svg Armed Forces of the Russian Federation
Years of service1978 – present
RankClass 1 Active State Advisor of the Russian Federation

Yury Ivanovich Borisov (Russian: Юрий Иванович Борисов; born 31 December 1956) is a Russian politician, former military strategist, and mathematician currently serving as Director General of Roscosmos.

From 2018 to 2022, he served as the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, and from 2012 to 2018, as the Deputy Minister of Defence. He is a recipient of Order for Service to the Homeland in the Armed Forces of the USSR, 3d degree.[1]


Yury Borisov was born on 31 December 1956 in Vyshny Volochyok. He graduated from Kalinin Suvorov Military School [ru] in 1974 and from Radioelectronics Higher Command School in 1978. In 1980s he studied mathematics at the Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics of Moscow State University from which he graduated in 1985. Borisov is married and has two children.[2] For 20 years from 1978 to 1998 he was enlisted into the Armed Forces of both the Soviet Union and Russia. He was Federal Agency on Industry deputy head in October 2007 and became Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade in July 2008. He was a Military-Industrial Commissioner for Russia in March 2011 and as of 12 November 2012 under Presidential Decree,[3] Borisov was promoted to Deputy Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation.[4]

On 7 May 2018, Borisov was nominated as Deputy Prime Minister for Defence and Space Industry in Dmitry Medvedev's Second Cabinet.[5]

On 15 January 2020, he resigned as part of the cabinet, after President Vladimir Putin delivered the 2020 Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly, in which he proposed several amendments to the constitution.[6] He was kept on in Mikhail Mishustin's Cabinet.

In 2021 he was awarded the Order of the Republic of Serbia.[7]

In 2022, he replaced Dmitry Rogozin as the new Director General of Roscosmos.[8]


  1. ^ "Borisov, Yuriy Ivanovich". Federal Press Encyclopedia.
  2. ^ "Yuriy Borisov". Rostec.
  3. ^ "Yuriy Borisov". Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Yury Borisov Appointed Deputy Defense Minister". RIA Novosti. 14 November 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Медведев предложил кандидатов в новый состав правительства". РИА Новости (in Russian). Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  6. ^ Carroll, Oliver (15 January 2020). "Russian PM resigns in shock move as Putin announces dramatic constitutional shake-up". The Independent. Archived from the original on 2022-05-07. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  7. ^ "Председник Вучић уручио одликовања поводом Дана државности Републике Србије". Председник Републике Србије. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  8. ^ Новости, Р. И. А. (2022-07-15). "Борисов сменил Рогозина на посту гендиректора Роскосмоса". РИА Новости (in Russian). Retrieved 15 July 2022.