|Birthplace:||Krasny Sulin / Rostov Oblast / Russian SFSR|
|Position:||Test Cosmonaut (TC)|
|1||Soyuz TM-24 / MIR-22||Commander||17.08.1996 - 02.03.1997||196d 17h 26m|
|2||STS-111 / ISS-05 / STS-113||ISS-CDR||05.06.2002 - 07.12.2002||184d 22h 15m|
|Total||381d 15h 41m|
Graduated from Kachinsk higher military aviation pilot school after A.F. Myasnikov, 1974; graduated from Gagarin Military Air Force Academy, 1987; pilot and parachutist; Major General, Russian Air Force, Ret. (in September 2008); was selected on 26.03.1987 as cosmonaut (TsPK-8); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 12/87 - 6/89; since 1998 Chief Cosmonaut; by decree of the President of the Russian Federation from September 9, 2003 he was appointed as Deputy Chief of Cosmonaut Training Center TsPK; hobbies: badminton, tennis, theatre; since 2011 chief for the 1st administration RGNII TsPK.
Last update on July 25, 2014.