Pilot-Cosmonaut of the Russian Federation
Pilot-Cosmonaut of the Russian Federation is a title that is presented to all cosmonauts who fly for the Russian Federal Space Agency
Russian Federal Space Agency
The Russian Federal Space Agency , commonly called Roscosmos and abbreviated as FKA and RKA , is the government agency responsible for the Russian space science program and general aerospace research. It was previously the Russian Aviation and Space Agency .Headquarters of Roscosmos are located...

. Usually accompanying the distinction is the title of Hero of the Russian Federation
Hero of the Russian Federation
Hero of the Russian Federation is a Russian decoration and the highest honorary title that can be bestowed on a citizen by the Russian Federation. The President of the Russian Federation is the main conferring authority of the medal, which is bestowed on those committing actions or deeds that...

, the highest title that can be awarded to a Russian for performing heroic deeds while in service of the state. The title is awarded by a decree from the Russian president. http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=13672

List of Pilots-Cosmonauts of the Russian Federation

  1. August 11, 1992, Decree no. 871 — Aleksandr Yurievich Kaleri
  2. February 5, 1993, Decree no. 181 — Sergei Vasilyevich Avdeev
  3. July 23, 1993, Decree no. 1060 — Aleksandr Fedorovich Poleshchuk
  4. January 14, 1994, Decree no. 154 — Vasili Vasilyevich Tsibliev
  5. August 18, 1994, Decree no. 1697 — Yuri Vladimirovich Usachev
  6. November 24, 1994, Decree no. 2107 — Yuri Ivanovich Malenchenko
    Yuri Malenchenko
    Yuri Ivanovich Malenchenko is a Ukrainian-Russian cosmonaut. Malenchenko became the first person to marry in space, on 10 August 2003, when he married Ekaterina Dmitrieva, who was in Texas, while he was 240 miles over New Zealand, on the International Space Station...

  7. November 24, 1994, Decree no. 2107 — Talgat Amangeldyuly Musabayev
    Talgat Musabayev
    Talgat Amangeldyuly Musabayev , is a Kazakh test pilot and former cosmonaut who flew on three spaceflights. His first two spaceflights were long-duration stays aboard the Russian space station Mir. His third spaceflight was a short duration visiting mission to the International Space Station, which...

  8. April 10, 1995, Decree no. 338 — Elena Vladimirovna Kondakova
  9. September 7, 1995, Decree no. 907 — Vladimir Nikolaevich Dezhurov
    Vladimir Dezhurov
    Vladimir Nikolayevich Dezhurov is a former cosmonaut who resides in Star City, Moscow. He is a veteran of two spaceflights, to the Mir and International Space Stations. During his career, Duzhurov also conducted nine spacewalks before his retirement on July 12, 2004.- Personal :Dezhurov was born...

  10. October 5, 1995 Decreo nº 1017 — Nikolai Mikhailovich Budarin
    Nikolai Budarin
    Nikolai Mikhailovich Budarin is a Russian cosmonaut, a veteran of three extended space missions aboard the Mir Space Station and the International Space Station...

  11. April 1, 1996, Decree no. 447 — Yuri Pavlovich Gidzenko
    Yuri Gidzenko
    Yuri Pavlovich Gidzenko is a Russian cosmonaut. He was a test cosmonaut of the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center . Gidzenko has flown twice into space and has lived on board the Mir and International Space Stations. He has also conducted two career spacewalks. Although he retired on July 15,...

  12. October 16, 1996, Decree no. 1443 — Yuri Ivanovich Onufrienko
    Yuri Onufrienko
    Col. Yuri Ivanovich Onufriyenko is a Russian cosmonaut. He is a veteran of two extended spaceflights, aboard the space station Mir in 1996 and aboard the International Space Station in 2001-2002.- Personal :...

  13. April 11, 1997, Decree no. 342 — Valeri Grigorievich Korzun
  14. April 10, 1998, Decree no. 370 — Aleksandr Ivanovich Lazutkin
    Aleksandr Lazutkin
    Aleksandr Ivanovich Lazutkin is a Russian cosmonaut.He was selected as cosmonaut on March 3, 1992. His first spaceflight was Soyuz TM-25, on which he was the flight engineer.He is married and has two children....

  15. April 10, 1998, Decree no. 372 — Pavel Vladimirovich Vinogradov
  16. April 10, 1998, Decree no. 372 — Salizhan Shakirovich Sharipov
    Salizhan Sharipov
    Salizhan Shakirovich Sharipov is a Kyrgyz cosmonaut. Sharipov is a co-author and investigator for the Advanced Diagnostic Ultrasound in Microgravity project. He has been to space twice and has conducted two spacewalks...

  17. December 25, 1998, Decree no. 1640 — Yuri Mikhailovich Baturin
    Yuri Baturin
    Yuri Mikhailovich Baturin , is a Russian cosmonaut and former politician.Baturin graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1973, and is the former head of National Security; he is also an author in constitutional law....

  18. April 5, 1999, Decree no. 428 — Gennadi Ivanovich Padalka
  19. September 10, 1999, Decree no. 1211 — Valeri Ivanovich Tokarev
  20. November 9, 2000, Decree no. 1858 — Sergei Viktorovich Zalyotin
    Sergei Zalyotin
    Sergei Viktorovich Zalyotin is a Russian cosmonaut and a veteran of a two space missions.Zalyotin was born in Tula and attended the Borisoglebsk Higher Military School before becoming a fighter pilot in the Russian Air Force. He also holds a degree in ecological management. Zalyotin was selected...

  21. April 9, 2001, Decree no. 408 — Boris Vladimirovich Morukov
    Boris Morukov
    Boris Vladimirovich Morukov is a Russian physician at the State Research Center RF-Institute for Biomedical Problems . He trained with the Russian Federal Space Agency as a research-cosmonaut and flew aboard NASA Space Shuttle mission STS-106 as a mission specialist.-Biography:Morukov is married...

  22. April 10, 2002, Decree no. 367 — Konstantin Mirovich Kozeev
  23. October 10, 2002, Decree no. 1145 (non published) — Yuri Valentinovich Lonchakov
    Yuri Lonchakov
    Yury Valentinovich Lonchakov is a Russian cosmonaut and a veteran of three space missions. He has spent 200 days in space and has conducted two career spacewalks.- Personal :...

  24. April 12, 2003, Decree no. 420 — Mikhail Vladislavovich Tyurin
    Mikhail Tyurin
    Mikhail Vladislavovich Tyurin is a Russian cosmonaut.-Personal data:Michael Tyurin lives in Korolev, a small city outside of Moscow. He was born March 2, 1960, in Kolomna, USSR where his parents still reside. He is married to Tatiana Anatoleyvna Tyurina. They have a daughter, Alexandra, born in...

  25. September 21, 2003, Decree no. 1082 — Fyodor Nikolaevich Yurchikhin
    Fyodor Yurchikhin
    Fyodor Nikolayevich Yurchikhin , is a Russian cosmonaut 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 for Expedition...

  26. February 4, 2004, Decree no. 140 — Sergei Yevgenyevich Treshchov
  27. February 23, 2005, Decree no. 206 (non published) — Yuri Georgiyevich Shargin
    Yuri Shargin
    Yuri Georgiyevich Shargin is a cosmonaut in the Russian Space Forces.He was born March 20, 1960 in Engels, Saratov Oblast, Russian SFSR. He is divorced and has two children....

  28. Oleg Valeryevich Kotov
    Oleg Kotov
    Oleg Valeriyevich Kotov was born October 27, 1965, in Simferopol, Crimean oblast in Ukrainian SSR. After a career as a military pilot, he joined the Russian cosmonaut corps. He has flown two long duration spaceflight on the International Space Station logging just short of a year in space...

     (according to the official site of the President of Russia)

See also

  • Awards and decorations of the Russian Federation
    Awards and decorations of the Russian Federation
    The award system of the Russian Federation has varied and distinct origins. The first being pre-1917 orders of the Russian Empire re-established after 1991. The second is from former Soviet orders that were slightly modified and kept after the USSR's collapse...

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