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Date of birth: January 20, 1951
Place of birth: Russia, Caucasus, Dagestan Republic, Gunib region, Sogratl
Nationality: Avar (ethnic group inhabiting Caucasus)
1969 1973 Eysk High Military Pilot School
1973 1980 USSR Air Force
1980 1981 Test Pilot School
1981 1984 Moscow State Aviation University
1984 1986 Cosmonaut School named after Yuri Gagarin
1981 1993 test pilot, test cosmonaut, USSR Ministry of Aviation Industry
1993 1995 Deputy Head of Committee on Industry, Transport and Energy, State Duma of RF Federal Assembly
1999 2000 Chief Commander of Aviation, Moscow region, Ministry of Internal Affairs
Awards: Gold Star; The Hero of Russia; USSR award of Work Red Banner; Honored Test Pilot of the Russian Federation; recommended for a decoration with For Merits to Fatherland, III degree.
Scientific degree: Magistracy of RUDN, PHD in History (1995) Relationship between Ethnic Groups in Dagestan in 1985 1995 and Trend of Development
Public activity: Honored President of International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS
Since 1999 Honored President of Ushu-San-Da Federation in Moscow.