Famous Russian Astronauts

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 1 Vladimir Komarov

Vladimir Komarov
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Famous As: Pilot
Birthdate: March 16, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Russian
Died: April 24, 1967

Soviet cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov was the first from his country to fly into space twice. He died when his Soyuz 1 capsule crashed while re-entering the Earth, due to a parachute failure, on April 24, 1967, which made him the first human to die in a space flight.

 2 Valentina Tereshkova

Valentina Tereshkova
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Famous As: Pilot
Birthdate: March 6, 1937
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Russian
Former cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova is currently part of the Russian State Duma. In 1963, she became the first woman to fly into space when she went on a solo mission aboard the Vostok 6. She has won many honors, such as the Hero of the Soviet Union.
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 3 Sergei Krikalev

Sergei Krikalev
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Famous As: Cosmonaut
Birthdate: August 27, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Russian

 4 Valeri Polyakov

Valeri Polyakov
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Famous As: Physician, Astronaut
Birthdate: April 27, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Russian

 5 Gennady Padalka

Gennady Padalka
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Famous As: Aviator, Astronaut, Military personnel
Birthdate: June 21, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Russian

 6 Svetlana Savitskaya

Svetlana Savitskaya
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Famous As: Aviator
Birthdate: August 8, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Russian

 7 Vladislav Volkov

Vladislav Volkov
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Famous As: Cosmonaut
Birthdate: November 23, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Russian
Died: June 30, 1971
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 8 Viktor Patsayev

Viktor Patsayev
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Famous As: Cosmonaut
Birthdate: June 19, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Russian
Died: June 30, 1971

 9 Andrian Nikolayev

Andrian Nikolayev
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Famous As: Cosmonaut
Birthdate: September 5, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Russian
Died: July 3, 2004

 10 Sergei Avdeyev

Sergei Avdeyev
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Famous As: Engineer, Astronaut
Birthdate: January 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Russian

 11 Valery Kubasov

Valery Kubasov
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Famous As: Cosmonaut
Birthdate: January 7, 1935
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Russian
Died: February 19, 2014

 12 Yelena Kondakova

Yelena Kondakova
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Famous As: Cosmonaut
Birthdate: March 30, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Russian

 13 Konstantin Feoktistov

Konstantin Feoktistov
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Famous As: Cosmonaut
Birthdate: February 7, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Russian
Died: November 21, 2009

 14 Mikhail Korniyenko

Mikhail Korniyenko
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Birthdate: April 15, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Russian

 15 Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Volkov

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Volkov
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Famous As: Cosmonaut
Birthdate: May 27, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Russian

 16 Boris Yegorov

Boris Yegorov
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Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: November 26, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Russian
Died: September 12, 1994

 17 Sergey Volkov

Sergey Volkov
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Famous As: Cosmonaut
Birthdate: April 1, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Russian

 18 Gennady Strekalov

Gennady Strekalov
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Famous As: Cosmonaut
Birthdate: October 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Russian
Died: December 25, 2004

 19 Pyotr Klimuk

Pyotr Klimuk
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Famous As: Cosmonaut
Birthdate: July 10, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Russian
Died: 0000 AD

 20 Nikolai Rukavishnikov

Nikolai Rukavishnikov
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Famous As: Cosmonaut
Birthdate: September 18, 1932
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Russian
Died: October 19, 2002