|Birthplace:||Vyazniki / Vladimir Oblast / Russian SFSR|
|Selection group:||Korolyov-Group / Mishin-Group / TsKBEM-1|
|Position:||Test Cosmonaut (TC)|
|1||Soyuz 6||Flight Engineer||11.10. - 16.10.1969||4d 22h 42m|
|2||Soyuz 19||Flight Engineer||15.07. - 21.07.1975||5d 22h 30m|
|3||Soyuz 36 / Soyuz 35||Commander||26.05. - 03.06.1980||7d 20h 45m|
|Total||18d 17h 57m|
|1||Soyuz 4||Flight Engineer|
|2||Soyuz 10||Flight Engineer|
|3||Soyuz 11||Flight Engineer|
Candidate of technical sciences degree in aeronautics and astronautics, Moscow Aviation Institute, 1958; he was selected as comonaut on 27.05.1968 (TsKBEM-1); was involved in the development of the MIR space station; he was allowed to start as civil Soyuz commander in the Interkosmos program; hobbies: Photography, movies; later Deputy Director of NPO Energiya.
Last update on July 06, 2009.