Yury Baturin


Chief Research Fellow of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Vavilov Institute for the History of Science and Technology, RAS Corresponding Member.

Graduated from the Faculty of Aerophysics and Space Research of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1973. Also graduated from the All-Union Law Institute majoring in legal science; the Faculty of Journalism of Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU); and the Higher Courses of the General Staff Academy of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. Doctor of Sciences (Law).

Worked at Rocket and Space Corporation Energia, later taking a job at the Institute of State and Law of the USSR Academy of Sciences.

Served as assistant to the President of Russia, later as Secretary of the Defense Council of Russia.

Lectured at his alma mater, as well as at MSU and the State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO).

In 1998, appointed a test-cosmonaut of the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center. Since June 2000, Deputy Commander of the research and testing cosmonaut team.

Entered space on two occasions: on the Soyuz TM-28 in 1998 and the Soyuz TM-32 in 2001, staying in orbit for a total of 19 days.

Member of the scientific council of the Russian Federation Security Council.

Secretary of the Russian Union of Journalists.

Has authored a number of books on political science, law and cybernetics, and over 100 scientific papers. Author of two documentaries: “On a Wing and a Prayer” (1997) and “Ladder to the Sky” (2000).

Recipient of state awards.

Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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