Vasily Tsibliyev

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Vasily Vasiliyevich Tsibliyev
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Cosmonaut
Nationality Russian
Born February 20, 1954
Orekhovka, Crimea, USSR (now Ukraine)
Other occupation
Pilot
Rank Lieutenant General, Russian Air Force
Time in space
381d 15h 52m
Selection 1987
Missions Soyuz TM-17, Soyuz TM-25
Awards
Hero of the Russian Federation

Vasily Vasiliyevich Tsibliyev (Russian: Василий Василиевич Циблиев); born on February 20, 1954) is a Russian cosmonaut.

He was selected as a cosmonaut on March 26, 1987. Tsibliyev flew as Commander on Soyuz TM-17 from July 1, 1993 to January 14, 1994 and on Soyuz TM-25 from February 2, 1997 to August 14 of the same year. He retired on June 19, 1998. Tsibliyev is currently Chief of the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonauts Training Center at Star City, Russia.

Tsibliyev is married with two children.

Tsibliyev was the commander in charge of Mir when it was hit by a Progress spacecraft in 1997.

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This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Russian Wikipedia.

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