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|COLONEL ANATOLY SOLOVYEV|
Born: January 16, 1948 in Riga, Russia
Anatoly Yakovlevich Solovyev
Pilot-Cosmonaut, Colonel. Resides in Star
BIRTHPLACE AND DATE: Born January 16, 1948, in Riga.
PARENTS: Yakov Mikhailovich Solovyev, father, deceased in 1980.
Antonia Pavlovna Soloveva, mother, resides in Riga.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Brown hair, blue eyes; 5 feet 5 inches; 179
EDUCATION: Graduated from the Lenin Komsomol Chernigov Higher
Military Aviation School in 1972.
MARITAL STATUS: Married to Natalya Vasilyevna Solovyeva (nee
CHILDREN: Two sons, Gennady in 1975, and Illya in 1980.
HONORS: Awarded the Order of Lenin and the "Gold Star" medal, the
Order of the October Revolution, the Order of the Friendship of Peoples, and six
Armed Forces medals.
EXPERIENCE: Anatoly Yakovlevich Solovyev served from 1972 to 1976 as
a senior pilot and group commander in the Far Eastern Military District. Since
August 1976, he has been a student-cosmonaut at the Yuri A. Gagarin Cosmonaut
Training Center. In January 1979, he completed general space training. He is a
test pilot third class and a test cosmonaut. From 1979 to 1984, he underwent
training for a flight aboard the Soyuz-T transport vehicle and the Salyut-7 and
Mir orbital stations as part of a group. In 1981, he was made part of a stand-by
crew as a commander of a primary expedition. In 1987, he was the commander of a
back-up Soviet-Sylian crew for an expedition that visited the Mir Station. His
first flight in 1988, lasted 9 days and was performed as part of an
international Soviet-Bulgalian crew comprised of A.Y. Solovyev, B.P. Savinykh.
and A. Aleksandrov, of Bulgaria. From February 11 to August 9, 1990, Colonel
Solovyev accomplished a long-duration (179-day) flight aboard th At present, he
is the commander of the back-up Russian crew of the Mir-18 expedition on the
Soyuz-TM-21 spacecraft as part of the Mir-Shuttle program.