Biographies of USSR / Russian Cosmonauts
Graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute,
1985; Colonel, Soviet Air Force, Res.; test pilot; was selected as cosmonaut on
-2); 1988 transferred to
(cosmonaut basic training): 11/85 - 12/87;
hobbies: Hunting, team games; he was assigned as commander for
but grounded five days before
launch, because of heart problems; later he worked in the
; since 2000 retired.
Last update on July 06, 2009.