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Anatoly Berezovoy : biography

April 11, 1942 -

Anatoly Nikolayevich Berezovoy (Анатолий Николаевич Березовой) is a former Soviet cosmonaut.

Honours and awards

  • Hero of the Soviet Union
  • Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR
  • Order of Lenin
  • Order for Service to the Homeland in the Armed Forces of the USSR 3rd class
  • Medal "For Merit in Space Exploration" (Russian Federation)
  • Officer of the Legion of Honour (France)
  • Order "The Sun of Freedom" (Afghanistan)
  • Kirti Chakra (India)


Berezovoy was born on April 11, 1942 in Enem, Adyghe Autonomous Oblast, Russian SFSR in a Ukrainian family. He is married with two children. He graduated from the Air Force Academy

He was selected as a cosmonaut on April 27, 1970. He flew as Commander on Soyuz T-5. He retired on October 31, 1992 due to medical reasons after injuries he got as a victim of an armed robbery. From 1992 to 1999, he was a Deputy President Russian Space Federation.

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