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"The world will not die until you die...."
—Valery's words to Victor Strand after Victor said the world is dead.[src]

Valery Stepanovich Vashchenko is a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's Fear The Walking Dead. He is a Russian cosmonaut stranded in space during the apocalypse.



Nothing is known about Vaschenko's life prior to the outbreak, other than he was a Russian cosmonaut that had been launched into space to the International Space Station some time prior to the outbreak.


"Children of Wrath"

When the world fell to the undead, Vaschenko was stranded in orbit on the International Space Station, where he witnessed the lights of the cities below go dark three days before his scheduled re-entry. Approximately 51 days into the apocalypse, he made radio contact with Victor Strand, and informed him that the outbreak was global and that much of humanity seemed to have been snuffed out by the infected. The two engaged in a brief, laid-back conversation, sharing a love of literature and champagne, before their radio connection was severed.

After an unknown period time, Vaschenko presumably died as he remained stranded in orbit. [1]


Killed By
  • Asphyxiation (Assumed)

With no hope of returning to Earth, Vashchenko eventually dies in orbit, presumably of asphyxiation. It is unknown if he reanimated.


Fear The Walking Dead

Season 3


  • Vaschenko is the first known character in the entire The Walking Dead franchise to reside in outer space.
  • He is the first Russian character in the television universe.
  • Before being contacted by Victor, Vaschenko is singing The Cyan Blue Express from the Russian cartoon "Cheburashka".
  • Since Vashchenko was isolated from the rest of humanity when the outbreak began, it's unknown whether he reanimated after he died let alone if he's even able to.

Other Actors

International Dubbers
Language Dubber Other Characters Voiced
Czech N/A N/A
French Grégory Kristoforoff N/A
German N/A N/A
Hungarian N/A N/A
Italian N/A N/A
Japanese N/A N/A
Spanish (Latin America) N/A N/A
Spanish (Spain) N/A N/A


Unnamed or Unseen FTWD Characters
El Sereno VivianThompson Daughter 1Thompson Daughter 2Neighbor 1Neighbor 2Neighbor 3Steven
Los Angeles EmilyJohnMelanieMariaRehab OfficerDrug CounselorGloria's FatherGloria's MotherJasonCustomerWomanProtester 1Protester 2BystanderJunkieDriverDr. HanInternee 1Internee 2Internee 3Homeless ManND WomanCar Crash VictimPatrickRioter
Paul R. Williams High School BettyTeacherStudentFaculty MemberBillDominicStacyDante
Temple Community Hospital ICU DoctorNurseDr. CookPatient
L.A.P.D. LAPD Uni 1LAPD Uni 2RyanDavid
California Army National Guard MedicGuardsman 1Guardsman 2Guardsman 3Nevins
Valle de Guadalupe PriestBoy
El Salvador Guerrilla SoldierMiguelMan
Abigail Vineyard Juan's Mother
Baja California MotherDaughterMan
La Manas Outlaw 2Outlaw 1
Tijuana FatherThirsty ManThirsty FatherYoung RebelCrowd WomanLittle GirlMarco's SisterYoung Hag
La Colonia ScoutResident 1 ViejaHerrera DaughterResident 2 Resident 3Resident 4Pablo
Rosarito Beach Hotel Refugee 1Refugee 2Refugee 3Refugee 4Refugee 5Refugee 6Refugee 7HusbandMotherVictor
Broke Jaw Ranch DirectorMilitiamanMedicApron ManSleeping Guard
Gonzalez Dam Old WomanBodyguard 1Bodyguard 2Bloody Man
Black Hat Reservation Native 1Native 2Uncle
El Bazar CustomerRiot GuardTellerPushy HawkerFlier BoyPeddlerWaitress
Texas Tess' SonAbrahamEugeneBillNews ReporterEmilyNancyManLumber Yard SurvivorThin SurvivorCindyBethJohn IIJohn IDriscollRoseClementine
Leland's Group Man 1Man 2
Wittington's Denim Company Crewmember 1Crewmember 2Trucker 3Trucker 2Trucker 1
The Pioneers Miss PfeifferPioneer 1Pioneer 2Pioneer 3JasperSamPioneer 4WorkerJuliet
Doomsday Cult Cultist 3Cultist 5Cultist 4Cultist 1Cultist 2
Civic Republic Military Soldier
Miscellaneous Characters BetsyJaneDanSteffanSusanMalloryAlexaMattJoshGregoryNeganEastmanMistyDannyKristianRyanJesseValeryMexican CaptiveTroyJesseKyleAlisonTwisted Round
Animals WilheminaBenelliBruceCruz Family Dog
Alive characters appear in green. Unknown characters appear in blue. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Undead characters appear in gray and italics.