"Cross" flights at the earliest can begin in the fall of 2022, "- TASS quotes the words of Krikalev.

He noted that for this it is necessary to agree on all the necessary documents.

According to him, this issue requires coordination with the government.

Earlier, Vladimir Dubinin, deputy head of the Cosmonaut Training Center for Science and Development, said that Roscosmos and NASA had compiled a preliminary list of Russian cosmonauts who will be trained on the Crew Dragon spacecraft as part of future "cross" flights to the International Space Station.