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List of notable or famous aviators from Russia, with bios and photos, including the top aviators born in Russia and even some popular aviators who immigrated to Russia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Russian aviators then this list is the perfect resource for you. These aviators are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known aviator from Russia is included when available.

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This historic aviators from Russia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Russian aviators of note?" and "Who are the most famous aviators from Russia?" These prominent aviators of Russia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Russian aviators.

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Aleksandr Samokutyayev is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Aviators from Russia
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Aleksandr Mikhailovich Samokutyayev is a Russian cosmonaut. Samokutyayev served as a Flight Engineer for the International Space Station long duration Expedition 27/28 missions. He also served as the Soyuz TMA-21 commander. He most recently served on the Soyuz TMA-14M Expedition 41/42 crew aboard ...more

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Age: 45

Birthplace: Penza, Russia

Profession: Pilot

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Aleksei Aleksandrovich Gubarev was a Soviet cosmonaut who flew on two space flights: Soyuz 17 and Soyuz 28. ...more

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Age: 86

Birthplace: Samara, Russia

Profession: Pilot, Astronaut

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Anatoly Berezovoy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Aviators from Russia
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Anatoly Nikolayevich Berezovoy was a Soviet cosmonaut. ...more

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Age: Died at 72 (1942-2014)

Birthplace: Enem, Russia

Profession: Pilot, Astronaut

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Anatoly Filipchenko is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Aviators from Russia
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Anatoly Vasilyevich Filipchenko was a Soviet cosmonaut of Ukrainian descent. He flew on the Soyuz 7 and Soyuz 16 missions. After leaving the space programme in 1982 Filipchenko became the Deputy Director of the OKB in Kharkiv. He was awarded: Hero of the Soviet Union Pilot-Cosmonaut of the ...more

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Age: 87

Birthplace: Soviet Union

Profession: Pilot, Astronaut

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Gennadi Vasiliyevich Sarafanov was a Soviet cosmonaut who flew on the Soyuz 15 spaceflight in 1974. This mission was intended to dock with the space station Salyut 3, but failed to do so after the docking system malfunctioned. Sarafanov graduated from the Soviet Air Force academy and held the rank ...more

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Age: Died at 63 (1942-2005)

Birthplace: Saratov, Russia

Profession: Pilot

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Gennady Padalka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Aviators from Russia
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Gennady Ivanovich Padalka is a Russian Air Force officer and an RSA cosmonaut. As of October 2012, Padalka ranks fourth for career time in space with 710 days. He worked on both Mir and the International Space Station. ...more

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Age: 58

Birthplace: Krasnodar, Russia

Profession: Pilot, Astronaut

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Mikhail Mikhaylovich Gromov is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Aviators from Russia
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Mikhail Mikhaylovich Gromov


Mikhail Mikhaylovich Gromov was a famous Russian aviator and Hero of the Soviet Union. ...more

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Age: Died at 86 (1899-1985)

Birthplace: Tver, Russia

Profession: Pilot

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Nikolai Kamanin


Nikolai Petrovich Kamanin was a Soviet aviator, awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union in 1934 for the rescue of SS Chelyuskin crew from an improvised airfield on the frozen surface of the Chukchi Sea near Kolyuchin Island. In World War II he successfully commanded an air brigade, air ...more

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Age: Died at 74 (1908-1982)

Birthplace: Russian Empire

Profession: Pilot

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