Major Valentine Kirensky was a member of the Russian military. He served under Colonel Sakolov at the base in Siberia during the short-lived Russian stargate program, but was also taking secret orders from certain hard-line elements in Russian Army Intelligence. Six days before the Russian stargate program was shut down, Kirensky led a four-man team, including archaeologist Alexander Britski, on a classified mission through the stargate to P2X-338 in search of the artifact known as the Eye of Tiamat. All four men perished during the mission. Kirensky was killed by an alien creature that the team had unwittingly released from Marduk's sarcophagus on the planet, the two other officers were killed in the collapse of a passageway in the ziggurat, and Britski used cyanide to take his own life.
Portrayed by: Peter Woeste*
*Cameo by Peter Woeste: Director and Director of Photography
Cross Reference: Alexander Britski, Eye of Tiamat, Marduk, P2X-338, Russians, Russian Officers, Russian Stargate
Episode Reference: The Tomb