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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. (13 items)
Alexey Leonov is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Astronauts from Russia
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Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov is a retired Soviet/Russian cosmonaut and Air Force Major General. On 18 March 1965, he became the first human to conduct extra-vehicular activity, exiting the capsule during the Voskhod 2 mission for a 12-minute spacewalk. ...more

Age: 81

Birthplace: Listvyanka, Irkutsky District, Irkutsk Oblast

Profession: Astronaut, Fighter pilot

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Boris Volynov is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Astronauts from Russia
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Boris Valentinovich Volynov is a Soviet cosmonaut who flew two space missions of the Soyuz programme: Soyuz 5, and Soyuz 21. He was the first halakhic Jewish cosmonaut. ...more

Age: 82

Birthplace: Irkutsk, Russia

Profession: Astronaut, Engineer

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Boris Borisovich Yegorov was a Soviet physician-cosmonaut who became the first physician to make a space flight. Yegorov came from a medical background, with his father a prominent heart surgeon, and his mother an ophthalmologist. He also selected medicine as a career and graduated from the "First ...more

Age: Died at 57 (1937-1994)

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Astronaut, Physician

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Fyodor Yurchikhin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Astronauts from Russia
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Fyodor Nikolayevich Yurchikhin, is a Russian cosmonaut of Greek descent and RSC Energia test-pilot who has flown on three spaceflights. His first spaceflight was a 10-day Space Shuttle mission STS-112. His second was a long-duration stay aboard the International Space Station as a Flight Engineer ...more

Age: 56

Birthplace: Batumi, Georgia

Profession: Flight engineer, Astronaut, Mechanical engineer

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