"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 after the world succumbs to the zombie apocalypse.



Nothing is known about Vaschenko's life before the outbreak, other than he was a Russian cosmonaut that had been launched into orbit on a Soyuz spacecraft prior to the fall of civilization.


"Children of Wrath"

When the world fell to the undead, Vaschenko was stranded in orbit on a Soyuz spacecraft, 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 brief, laid-back conversation, sharing a love of literature and champagne, before their radio connection was severed.

A short time later, Vaschenko died as he remained stranded in orbit.[1]


Fear The Walking Dead


  • Vaschenko is the first known character in the entire The Walking Dead universe to reside in outer space.
  • He is also the first Russian character in the Television timeline.


Unnamed or Unseen FTWD Characters
El Sereno Neighbor 1Neighbor 2Neighbor 3Steven
Los Angeles Gloria's FatherGloria's MotherWomanProtester 1Protester 2BystanderJunkieDriverTJDr. HanND Woman
Paul R. Williams High School TeacherStudentFaculty MemberBillDominicStacyDante
Temple Community Hospital NurseDr. CookOld Man
L.A.P.D. LAPD Uni 1LAPD Uni 2RyanDavid
National Guard Compound Medic 1Internee 1Internee 2Internee 3Guardsman 1
Guardsman 2Guardsman 3Nevins
Valle de Guadalupe PriestBoy
Rural Baja California Outlaw 2MotherGirlOutlaw 1Man 2
Tijuana FatherThirsty ManThirsty FatherYoung RebelOld WomanCrowd WomanLittle GirlMarco's SisterBloody ManYoung Hag
La Colonia ViejaHerrera DaughterScoutResident 1 Resident 2 Resident 3Resident 4
Rosarito Beach Hotel Refugee 1Refugee 2Refugee 3
Refugee 4Refugee 5Refugee 6Refugee 7HusbandMother
Broke Jaw Ranch MilitiamanMedicApron ManSleeping Guard
Gonzalez Dam Bodyguard 1Bodyguard 2
Black Hat Reservation Native 1Native 2
El Bazar Riot GuardTellerPushy HawkerFlier BoyPeddlerWaitress


AbrahamEugeneThin SurvivorRoseClementine


Animals Bruce

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    • Well the virus is hinted to be a airbone virus. He's not immune just like someone who hasn't been exposed to the flu virus would...
    • 2) Scientific: if so, he most probably was not affected and will not turn while orbiting into the space. Yet, if his corpse will be int...