Retired Volunteer

Unit: Unknown

Call Sign: “Mozhaets” (Можаец)

Cargo ID: #960

English Name: Vitaly Valentinovich Bayborodov

Russian Name: Байбородов Виталий Валентинович

Date of Birth: July 16, 1974 (age: 49 years)

Place of Birth: Yakutsk, Sakha Republic, Russia

Lives in: Mirny, Arkhangelsk region

Education: Military Space Engineering Academy (graduated 1996)

Awards: Order of Courage (ph)

In 1996, Vitaly Bayborodov graduated from the Military Space Engineering Academy and continued to build a military career in units 153 of the Main Test Space Center. With the rank of major, Vitaly Valentinovich retired to the reserve in 2011 due to organizational and staffing measures of the unit, but could not remain indifferent to the tragedy of Donbass.

Fate presented Vitaly with a difficult test; despite his military experience as a space engineer, he was assigned to the post of company commander of the Airborne Forces. But everyone knew that Vitaly was a graduate of the A.F. Military Space Academy. Mozhaisky, an officer of the Space Forces, that’s why the call sign “Mozhaets” remained with him.

“ Mozhaets ” is the name of a series of spacecraft developed at the Military Space Engineering University named after. A. F. Mozhaisky

In the summer of 2023, the area of ​​the settlement. Kleshcheevka (Klishiivka), Artemovsky (Bakhmut) district, Russian troops fought tooth and nail. Vitaly, like his entire unit, took the battle against superior enemy forces. Under artillery fire, the brave Mozhaika graduate, a true officer, Bayborodov, continued to fulfill his military duty. When changing position, Vitaly Valentinovich received injuries that were incompatible with life. (August 1, 2023)