Anatoly Berezovoy

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Anatoly Berezovoy
Березовой Анатолий Николаевич.jpg
Cosmonaut
Nationality Soviet
Russian
Born (1942-04-11)11 April 1942
Enem, RSFSR, USSR
Died 20 September 2014(2014-09-20) (aged 72)
Moscow, Russia
Other occupation
Pilot
Rank Colonel, Soviet Air Force
Time in space
211 days 09 hours 04 minutes
Selection Air Force Group 5
Total EVAs
1
Total EVA time
2 hours 33 minutes
Missions Soyuz T-5
Awards Hero of the Soviet Union Order of Lenin

Anatoly Nikolayevich Berezovoy (Russian: Анато́лий Никола́евич Березово́й; 11 April 1942 – 20 September 2014) was a Soviet cosmonaut.

Biography[edit]

Berezovoy was born in Enem, Adyghe Autonomous Oblast, Russian SFSR in a Ukrainian family. He was married with two children and graduated from the Air Force Academy

On 27 April 1970 he was selected as a cosmonaut. In 1982 he flew as Commander on Soyuz T-5 on the first mission to the Salyut 7 space station, returning to Earth on the Soyuz T-7 after 211 days 9 hours. He retired on 31 October 1992 due to medical reasons after injuries he received as a victim of an armed robbery. From 1992 to 1999, he was a Deputy President of Russian Space Federation.

Honours and awards[edit]

Anatoly Berezovoy and Valentin Lebedev on a 1983 Soviet stamp "211 days of working in space"

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