Valeri Ivanovich Tokarev (Colonel, Russian Air Force)

 Born 29th October 1952, Kap-Yar, Astrakhan Oblast, Russia

 NASA Biographical Data Click Here

 Wikipedia Link.

 Valeri Tokarev is a frequent visitor to the Isle of Man as he has been involved with the Excalibur Almaz  space flight transportation company based here in the Isle of Man.

 He has visited the Isle of Man Observatory along with cosmonaut Dumitru Dorin Prunariu on 7th  September 2012.

 Dumitru Dorin Prunariu and Valeri Tokarev at the Isle of Man Observatory. 7th September 2012.
(Image © Graham Gordon)