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For a Russian agent in Iran, see Vladimir Liakhov.
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|Vladimir Afanasyevich Lyakhov|
July 20, 1941 |
Antratsyt, Luhansk Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, USSR
|Rank||Colonel, Soviet Air Force|
Time in space
|333d 07h 47m|
|Selection||Air Force Group 4|
|Missions||Soyuz 32, Soyuz T-9, Mir EP-3 (Soyuz TM-6/Soyuz TM-5)|
He was selected as cosmonaut on May 5, 1967, and retired on September 7, 1994. Lyakhov was the Commander on Soyuz 32, Soyuz T-9 and Soyuz TM-6, and spent 333 days, 7 hours, 47 minutes in space. He is married and has two children.
He was awarded:
- Twice Hero of the Soviet Union;
- Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR;
- Two Orders of Lenin;
- Order of the October Revolution;
- Medal "For Merit in Space Exploration" (Russian Federation);
- Order of Sukhbaatar (Mongolia);
- Order "The Sun of Liberty" (Afghanistan);
- Order of Merit 3rd class (Ukraine).
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