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Oleg Georgievich Gazenko

physiologist

Oleg GAZENKO, physiologist. Director of the Institute of Medical-Biological Problems attached to the Ministry of Public Health from 1969.

Background

GAZENKO, Oleg was born on December 12, 1918 in Nikolayevka, Stavropol territory.

Education

Graduated from the Second Medical Institute, Moscow, 1941.

Career

Director of the Institute of Medical-Biological Problems attached to the Ministry of Public Health from 1969. Medical controller of cosmonauts’ health. Has been involved in cosmonauts’ long-term flights.

Confident that man can adapt to space but has warned against flights longer than 2 years.

Works

  • Works on experimental physiology and space medicine. Co-editor Foundations of Space Biology and Medicine (United States of America-USSR joint publ.).

Religion

God can not be proven by science which is the main way we study and understand our universe or natural world.

Views

Marxism–Leninism as the only truth could not, by its very nature, become outdated.

Membership

CPSU 1953; USSR Academy, of Sciences 1966, member since 1976. Institute Academy, of Astronautics, Aerospace Medical Association. American Physiological Society since 1979.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Mountaineering, canoeing.