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Vasily Vasiliyevich Tsibliyev (Russian: Василий Василиевич Циблиев); born on February 20, 1954) is a Russian cosmonaut.

Vasily Vasiliyevich Tsibliyev
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BornFebruary 20, 1954
NationalityRussian
OccupationPilot
AwardsHero of the Russian Federation medal.png
Space career
Cosmonaut
RankLieutenant General, Russian Air Force
Time in space
381d 15h 52m
Selection1987
MissionsSoyuz TM-17, Soyuz TM-25

He was selected as a cosmonaut on March 26, 1987. Tsibliyev flew as Commander on Soyuz TM-17 from July 1, 1993 to January 14, 1994 and on Soyuz TM-25 from February 2, 1997 to August 14 of the same year. He retired on June 19, 1998. Tsibliyev is currently Chief of the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonauts Training Center at Star City, Russia.

Tsibliyev is married with two children.

Tsibliyev was the commander in charge of Mir when it was hit by a Progress spacecraft in 1997.

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