Anatoly Nikolayevich Berezovoy (Russian: Анато́лий Никола́евич Березово́й; 11 April 1942 – 20 September 2014) was a Soviet cosmonaut.

Anatoly Berezovoy
Born(1942-04-11)11 April 1942
Died20 September 2014(2014-09-20) (aged 72)
Moscow, Russia
AwardsHero of the Soviet Union
Space career
RankColonel, Soviet Air Force
Time in space
211 days 09 hours 04 minutes
SelectionAir Force Group 5
Total EVAs
Total EVA time
2 hours 33 minutes
MissionsSoyuz T-5 \Soyuz T-7

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

On 27 April 1970 he was selected as a cosmonaut. In 1982 he flew as Commander on Soyuz T-5 on the first mission to the Salyut 7 space station, returning to Earth on the Soyuz T-7 after 211 days 9 hours. He retired on 31 October 1992 due to age. From 1992 to 1999, he was a Deputy President of Russian Space Federation.

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Anatoly Berezovoy and Valentin Lebedev on a 1983 Soviet stamp "211 days of working in space"

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