Alexander Kuranov, an expert on plasma physics, is the chief designer at the hypersonic systems institute in St Petersburg, known by the Russian initials NIPGS.
.@Liveuamap— Viktoria (@Ukropo4kA) August 12, 2021
Alexander Kuranov, Head of #Russia hypersonic research facility, detained in Moscow on treason charges.
Could be part of Anatoliy Gubanov case(arrested for treason in Dec 2020), scientist who worked in the field of hypersonic aircrafthttps://t.co/xMvx9uKQlO pic.twitter.com/laHu57l96h
TASS reports that the FSB arrested the General Director of the Hypersonic Systems Research Institute (NIPGS), Alexander Kuranov, on suspicion of committing high treason.