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Russian court upholds cosmonaut's wages lawsuit against space agency, awards him back pay
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, October 4, 2013 6:31 AM EDT
A Moscow regional court has upheld a lawsuit filed by a prominent cosmonaut against the Russian space training center complaining about wages.
The court in the Moscow region where the Russian cosmonauts' training ground is located upheld Volkov's lawsuit on Friday, ordering the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center to pay cosmonauts with military backgrounds for the spaceflights they have completed. It awarded him 1.4 million rubles in back wages.
Volkov, who went on long-term missions at the International Space Station in 2008 and 2011, serves as the head of the cosmonauts at the training center that he sued.