2 Where Russian Aviation Is Buried

Where Russian Aviation Is Buried

Posted on February 6, 2012 by

The first Russian airport opened in October, 1910. It was situated on Khodynka Field and was called Khodynsky. It takes its name from the small Khodynka River which used to cross the neighborhood. Major constructions on the field included the 19th century military barracks and the Botkin Hospital. The field is best known as the site of a tragic accident that happened on May 18th, 1896. Too many people gathered on the field to receive a gift they distributed during the festivities of the crowning of Nicholas II. As a result, 1389 people were trampled to death and roughly 1300 were otherwise injured.

Khodynka Field’s new life began in 1909 after the performance of a French pilot.

In May, 1910 people watched with delight tricks of aviator Sergey Utochkin on his Farman IV.


2 Responses to “Where Russian Aviation Is Buried”

  1. yetibob says:

    this makes me very sad. instead of just letting them sit in a field and rot, why not let westerners buy them or another country?

  2. mukmika says:

    It’s a shame to see a place with such a rich history being abandoned.

Leave a Reply

  • Random Post