Yevgeny Khrunov

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Yevgeni Vassilyevich Khrunov
Nationality Soviet
Born (1933-09-10)September 10, 1933
Tula Oblast, USSR
Died May 20, 2000(2000-05-20) (aged 66)
Moscow, Russia
Other occupation
Rank Colonel, Soviet Air Force
Time in space
1d 23h 45m
Selection Air Force Group 1
Missions Soyuz 5, Soyuz 4
Mission insignia
Awards Hero of the Soviet Union
Order of Lenin

Yevgeni Vassilyevich Khrunov (Russian: Евге́ний Васи́льевич Хруно́в; September 10, 1933 – May 20, 2000) was a Soviet cosmonaut who flew on the Soyuz 5/Soyuz 4 mission.[1]

He was born in Prudy.

Yevgeni Khrunov was a colonel, Hero of the Soviet Union (January 22, 1969) and Kandidat of Technical Sciences (1971).

He was awarded:

After leaving the space program in 1980 he worked at the 30th Central Scientific Research Institute, Ministry of Defence (Russia), 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 May 20, 2000.


  1. "Хрунов Евгений Васильевич" [Khrunov Yevgeny Vassilyevich]. (in Russian). Retrieved 2015-12-21.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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