MOSCOW, July 7 (RAPSI) – Advisor of the Roscosmos CEO and ex-journalist of Kommersant newspaper Ivan Safronov on Tuesday was arrested on treason allegations, the state corporation’s press service told RAPSI.

According to the Roscosmos representatives, Safronov’s arrest is not connected with his work in the company.

The former reporter of Kommersant and Vedomosti newspapers was appointed as advisor of Dmitry Rogozin in May 2020 after a scandal related to the publication of  an explosive article about possible resignation of the Federation Council head Valentina Matviyenko.