Status: Inactive; Active 1983-1984. Born: 1949-05-09. Spaceflights: 1 . Total time in space: 236.95 days. Birth Place: Khorostyanka, Samara.
Graduated from the First Medical Institute "Ivan M. Setshenov", Moscow, 1973. Doctorate of medicine degree in cardiology from the Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, 1978. Civilian Physician, Institute of Medical Biological Problems. Cosmonaut training June 1983 - September 1983. 1989 to 1996, Deputy Director, Department of Space Life Sciences, International Space University, Strasbourg, France. From 1991 also a professor at the Institute of Clinical Cardiology. From 2000 also specialist in telemedicine for European Commission.
Manned three crew. Docked with Salyut 7. Transported a crew consisting of ship's commander L D Kizim, flight engineer V A Solovyov and cosmonaut-research O Y Atkov to the SALYUT-7 orbital station to conduct scientific and technical studies and experiments.