Valeri Polyakov

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Valeri Vladimirovich Polyakov (Russian: Валерий Владимирович Поляков, born Valeri Ivanovich Korshunov on 27 April 1942) is a Russian former cosmonaut. He is the holder of the record for the longest single stay in space, staying aboard the Mir space station for more than 14 months (437 days 18 hours) during one trip. His combined space experience is more than 22 months.Selected as a cosmonaut in 1972, Polyakov made his first flight into space aboard Soyuz TM-6 in 1988. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Valeri Polyakov has received more than 522,731 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Valeri Polyakov is the 29th most popular astronaut (up from 36th in 2019), the 497th most popular biography from Russia (up from 504th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Russian Astronaut.

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Among astronauts, Valeri Polyakov ranks 29 out of 524Before him are James Irwin, Fred Haise, Gus Grissom, Frank Borman, Valery Bykovsky, and Alan Bean. After him are Pavel Popovich, Valeri Kubasov, Bruce McCandless II, Ilan Ramon, Georgy Dobrovolsky, and Vladislav Volkov.

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Among people born in 1942, Valeri Polyakov ranks 117Before him are John McLaughlin, Mir-Hossein Mousavi, Roger Ebert, Robert H. Grubbs, Sigfried Held, and Anita Pallenberg. After him are Maria Kaczyńska, Samuel R. Delany, Gottfried John, Geneviève Bujold, Ivo Viktor, and Yasuyuki Kuwahara.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Valeri Polyakov ranks 497 out of 2,688Before him are Valery Gergiev (1953), Alexander Butlerov (1828), Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin (1826), Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow (1865), Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov (1806), and Shamil Basayev (1965). After him are Rodion Shchedrin (1932), Mikhail Gurevich (1892), Anund Gårdske (1004), Agrippina Vaganova (1879), Alexander Dargomyzhsky (1813), and Simeon Bekbulatovich (1600).

Among ASTRONAUTS In Russia

Among astronauts born in Russia, Valeri Polyakov ranks 9Before him are Vladimir Komarov (1927), Alexei Leonov (1934), Gherman Titov (1935), Andriyan Nikolayev (1929), Svetlana Savitskaya (1948), and Valery Bykovsky (1934). After him are Valeri Kubasov (1935), Vladislav Volkov (1935), Pavel Belyayev (1925), Sergei Krikalev (1958), Viktor Gorbatko (1934), and Aleksei Gubarev (1931).