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. Vaschenko's ultimate fate is unknown, though it is implied that he will eventually die stranded in orbit.


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.
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Los Angeles Gloria's FatherGloria's MotherWomanProtester 1Protester 2BystanderJunkieDriverTJHan
Paul R. Williams High School TeacherStudentMemberBillDominicStacyDante
Temple Community Hospital NurseCookMan
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 2GirlOutlaw 1Man 2
Tijuana SisterResident 1 ViejaScoutResident 2 Resident 3
Resident 4
Rosarito Beach Hotel SurvivorRefugee 1Refugee 2Refugee 3
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