|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|
|Published by/for:||Ministry of Communications|