Dr. Vasili Orlov is a Russian cosmonaut aboard The Leonov, who serves as Chief Scientist in Arthur C. Clarke’s 2010: Odyssey Two and the 1984 film adaption. He is played by Oleg Rudnik.

2010 odysseyEdit


Dr. Orlov performs Navigation in Astronomy duties on the Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov during the joint Soviet/USA Jupiter Mission. Its mission is to investigate Discovery and the Jovian Monolith by 2010.[1]

In the novel, Orlov is married to Tatiana, known as Tanya Kirbuk in the film, the captain of The Leonov.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Arthur C. Clarke’s 2010: Odyssey Two, p. 4 (Read it!)