Birth 20 February 1954, Mr.. Kharkov Higher Military Aviation School behalf SI Gritsevets graduated in 1975. Faculty Team Red Banner Air Force Academy Gagarin graduated in 1987. He received a diploma with honors, specializing in command and staff operational-tactical aircraft ".
Served in the Air Force pilot, flight commander, deputy commander of the squadron. Mastered 6 types of aircraft, total flying time of 1. 532 hours. More than 100 parachute jumps.
From 1984 to 1987. studied at the Air Force Academy im.Gagarina.
From December 1987 to June 1989. trained in the cosmonaut detachment.
Since September 1989. - Continued training in a group of astronauts, researchers.
Since 1992, Mr.. preparing to fly to the space station "Mir" as the commander of the expedition.
July 1, 1993. to 14 January 1994. made spaceflight (198 days) as the commander of the Russo-French crew of the World "(Flight Engineer Alexander Serebrov). He made five exits in the space (the total time of 14 hours 14 minutes). The flight was unplanned extended for 2 months.
February 8, 1995, Mr.. appointed deputy commander of the cosmonaut corps.
Flight of Soyuz TM-25 "program was 30-23 for B. Tsibliev second. Dossier on Tsibliev VV