|Birthplace:||Shchyokino / Tula Oblast / Russian SFSR|
|Position:||Test Cosmonaut (TC)|
|Status:||Ret. 20.09.2004 / 01.05.2014|
|1||Soyuz TM-30 / MIR-28||Commander||04.04. - 16.06.2000||72d 19h 43m|
|2||Soyuz TMA-1 / Soyuz TM-34||Commander||30.10. - 10.11.2002||10d 20h 53m|
|Total||83d 16h 36m|
Graduated from the Borisoglebsk Higher Military School of fighter pilots, 1983; graduated from the International Training Systems Center, 1994; holds a master of ecological management degree; Lieutenant Colonel and pilot, Russian Air Force; was selected as cosmonaut on 11.05.1990 (TsPK-11); OKP (cosmonaut basic training): 01.10.1990 - 06.03.1992; hobbies: sports, art, travelling; retired to became chief of the laboratory RGNII TsPK; on 03.10.2004 he was elected as deputy of the Tula provincial Duma; returned to the TsPK cosmonaut group on January 11, 2011 and retired again (for medical reasons).
Last update on June 19, 2014.