Roscosmos specialists are no longer allowed to cross Russia’s border. This is officially prohibited due to the possibility of their non-return. IT specialists also have problems crossing the border.
Rogozin (the head of the Russian space program) fears that Roscosmos specialists will flee abroad
Russian space workers can no longer travel outside of Russia. This ban was signed by the head of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin on February 26, but it became known only recently.
The document explicitly states that the main reason for the ban is the fear that specialists will simply not return. At least, this is what journalist Kamil Galeyev reports, and his words are confirmed by photos of the document.
With the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the head of Roscosmos has repeatedly expressed threats against Western countries, which until recently were partners of the aggressor country. Eccentric actions, such as patching up US and British flags on a rocket, have also been reported repeatedly. It seems that the Russian space agency is sinking ever deeper into isolation.
Brain drain from Russia
It seems that together with the National Space Agency, the whole of Russia is getting deeper and deeper into isolation. Intellectual workers feel that it is impossible to live in Russia, and are trying to escape to the countries to which air traffic is still available.
The direct ban on travel so far applies only to IT specialists of state-owned enterprises. But other workers in the industry are as well reluctantly let out by border guards or not let out at all.
Prominently, the return to Soviet realities is among the narratives of the Russian government. One of the main features of life in the Soviet Union was the ban on travel abroad, especially for valuable personnel. Admittedly, the Kremlin is successfully “coming back to the USSR” – at least in this regard.
According to www.universetoday.com