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Famous Astronauts from Russia

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List of notable or famous astronauts from Russia, with bios and photos, including the top astronauts born in Russia and even some popular astronauts (or cosmanauts) who immigrated to Russia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Russian astronauts then this list is the perfect resource for you. These astronauts are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known astronaut from Russia is included when available. People include everything from Valentina Tereshkova to Fyodor Yurchikhin. This historic astronauts from Russia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Russian astronauts of note?" and "Who are the most famous astronauts from Russia?" These prominent astronauts of Russia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Russian astronauts.Use this list of renowned Russian astronauts to discover some new astronauts that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. {#nodes}
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    Gennady Ivanovich Padalka (Russian: Гeннадий Иванович Падалка; born 21 June 1958 in Krasnodar, Russia) is a Russian Air Force officer and an RKA cosmonaut. Padalka currently has the world record for the most time spent in space, having spent 879 days in space, more than any other person. He worked on both Mir and the International Space Station....  more
    • Age: 63
    • Birthplace: Krasnodar, Russia
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    Konstantin Petrovich Feoktistov (Russian: Константин Петрович Феоктистов; 7 February 1926 – 21 November 2009) was a Soviet cosmonaut and an eminent space engineer. Feoktistov also wrote several books on space technology and exploration. The Feoktistov crater on the far side of the Moon is named in his honor....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 83 (1926-2009)
    • Birthplace: Voronezh, Russia
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    Mikhail Vladislavovich Tyurin (Russian: Михаил Владиславович Тюрин) (born March 2, 1960) is a former Russian cosmonaut who flew several missions to the International Space Station and completed four spacewalks during his career. He is called a hero of the Russian Federation for his work as a cosmonaut....  more
    • Age: 61
    • Birthplace: Kolomna, Russia
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    Oleg Ivanovich Skripochka (Russian: Оле́г Ива́нович Скри́почка; born 24 December 1969 in Nevinnomyssk, Stavropol Krai, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union) is a Russian cosmonaut. In 2011 he was in space serving as an Expedition 25/26 crewmember.On 12 April 2011, Skripochka was awarded the titles of Hero of the Russian Federation and Pilot-Cosmonaut of the Russian Federation for courage and heroism in the implementation of long-duration space flight on the International Space Station....  more
    • Age: 51
    • Birthplace: Nevinnomyssk, Russia