|Birthplace:||Aleksandriya / Kirovograd Oblast / Ukrainian SSR|
|Position:||Test Cosmonaut (TC)|
|1||Soyuz 35 / Soyuz 37||Commander||09.04. - 11.10.1980||184d 20h 11m|
|2||Soyuz 40||Commander||14.05. - 22.05.1981||7d 20h 42m|
|3||Soyuz T-7 / Soyuz T-5||Commander||19.08. - 27.08.1982||7d 21h 52m|
|Total||200d 14h 45m|
Graduated from Higher Air Force School Chernigov, with a degree in electrical engineering, 1968; graduated from Gagarin Military Academy, Monino, 1976; graduated from Military General Staff Academy, Moscow, 1989; pilot and Major General, Soviet Air Force Res.; was selected as cosmonaut on 27.04.1970 (TsPK-5); was assigned as double commander for e.g. Soyuz 22 and Soyuz 32; later he worked in the General Staff of Air Forces within the Ministry of Defense; hobbies: Camping, fishing; resigned from active duty in 1995.
Last update on July 06, 2009.