RUSSIA. 50th anniversary of a non-stop flight on the route Moscow-Far East.  Post Card with Original Stamp

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Title RUSSIA. 50th anniversary of a non-stop flight on the route Moscow-Far East. 

Post Card with Original Stamp

Description The Tupolev ANT-25 was a Soviet long-range experimental aircraft which was also tried as a bomber. First constructed in 1933, it was used by the Soviet Union for a number of record-breaking flights.

In July 1936, Valery Chkalov, Georgy Baydukov and Belyakov flying the same aircraft from Moscow to the Far East (Stalin’s Route) in 56 hours 20 minutes, a distance of 9,374 kilometres (5,825 mi). They passed Franz Josef Land–Severnaya Zemlya–Tiksi–Yakutia–Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky–Khabarovsk–Okhotsk Sea and landed on a beach at Udd Island (now called Chkalov Island), near the Amur River.

 

First Day of Issue:  July 20, 1986.

Catalog numbers: Standard Collection 158.

Face value: 4 Russian kopek

Type Post Card with Original Stamp
Condition: Good
Used/Unused
FDC Cancellation, Moscow, 20.07.86
Circulation 450,000
Published by/for: Ministry of Communications

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