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Anatoly Filipchenko
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Filipchenko on a Soviet Union 1969 CPA 3810 stamp
Born (1928-02-26)26 February 1928
Davydovka, Voronezh Governorate, Russian SFSR, USSR
Died 7 August 2022(2022-08-07) (aged 94)
Nationality Soviet
Occupation Pilot
Awards Hero of the Soviet Union (twice)
Space career
Rank Major General, Soviet Air Force
Time in space
10d 21h 03m
Selection Air Force Group 2
  • Soyuz 7
  • Soyuz 16
Mission insignia
Soyuz 16Apollo-Soyuz.png

Major General Anatoly Vasilyevich Filipchenko (26 February 1928 – 7 August 2022) was a Soviet cosmonaut of Ukrainian descent. He flew on the Soyuz 7 and Soyuz 16 missions.

He was born in Davydovka, Voronezh Governorate, RSFSR. After leaving the space programme in 1982, Filipchenko became the Deputy Director of the OKB in Kharkiv. He died on 7 August 2022, at the age of 94.


  • Hero of the Soviet Union
  • Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR
  • Order of Lenin
  • Order of the Red Banner of Labour
  • Medal "For Merit in Space Exploration"
  • State Prize of the USSR
  • Order of the Flag of the People's Republic of Hungary
  • Order of the Banner of the Bulgarian People's Republic
  • Medal "For the Strengthening Military Cooperation" (Czechoslovakia)
  • Medal "Brotherhood in Arms" (GDR)

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