Yevgeny Khrunov biography

Yevgeny Khrunov

Astronaut

1933 – 2000

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Who was Yevgeny Khrunov?

Yevgeni Vassilyevich Khrunov was a Soviet cosmonaut who flew on the Soyuz 5/Soyuz 4 mission.

He was born in Prudy.

Yevgeni Khrunov was a colonel, Hero of the Soviet Union and Kandidat of Technical Sciences.

He was awarded:

Hero of the Soviet Union

Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR

Order of Lenin

Order of the Red Star

Jubilee Medal "In Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary since the Birth of Vladimir Il'ich Lenin"

Jubilee Medal "Twenty Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945"

Jubilee Medal "40 Years of the Armed Forces of the USSR"

Jubilee Medal "50 Years of the Armed Forces of the USSR"

Jubilee Medal "60 Years of the Armed Forces of the USSR"

Medals "For Impeccable Service" 1st, 2nd and 3rd classes

Jubilee Medal "50 Years of the Soviet Militia"

Medal "For Strengthening Military Cooperation"

After leaving the space program in 1980 he worked at the 30th Central Scientific Research Institute, Ministry of Defence, and later he was appointed to the Chief State Committee for foreign economic relations until his retirement in 1989.

He died of a heart attack in 2000.

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Born
Sep 10, 1933
Tula Oblast
Nationality
  • Soviet Union
  • Russia
Profession
Died
May 19, 2000
Moscow

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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