Thank you for flying Soviet airlines: The vast aeroplane graveyard in Russia...

Thank you for flying Soviet airlines: The vast aeroplane graveyard in Russia where 9,000 giants of the sky have been left to rust

Sat rusting away in a field 555 miles east of Moscow, these relics are all that’s left of a bygone era of Soviet innovation in military and civilian aircraft.

Among them are some of the former Communist regime’s greatest achievements in air travel, that have since been superseded many times and rendered redundant.

Nine thousand of the hulking Cold War wrecks can be seen at the vast plane and helicopter graveyard at Russia’s largest aviation museum in Ulyanovsk, in the Middle Volga region.

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