Established from scratch on Feb. 9, 1923, Soviet civil aviation made colossal progress in just half a century. By the 1970s, it was considered the world’s best by number and quality of aircraft.
“Soviet aviation is the pride of the people!
The Russian Society of Voluntary Air Fleet, known as Dobrolyot, existed in the 1920s and contributed to the development of the country's air fleet.
OSOAVIAKhIM (Union of Societies of Assistance to Defense and Aviation-Chemical Construction of the USSR) was a social-political organization with the main goal of training reserves for the Soviet armed forces.
“Let’s give the Soviet country 150,000 pilots!
AVIAKhIM was the predecessor of OSOAVIAKhIM.
“Give an engine!
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