23 thoughts on “Soviet Social Export Ads”

    • There was no free exchange of roubles to dollars, that’s why. Possession of US dollars was a criminal charge in USSR and was punished by a prison term. If a Soviet citizen legitimately brought some dollars from abroad, he had to surrender them to be replaced by Berezka quasi-dollars, worthless pieces of paper which could not be changed back to dollars.

  1. Flights from New York to Moscow!!Wasn’t their a iron curtain around Russia during that time,as in America keep out or we will throw you in prison and use you as a bargaining pawn with the American government?

  2. TU114 was propeller driven – that picture is either a TU104 or TU124. Huh?

    And according to aviation-safety.net, there was one fatal TU114 crash.

      • http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19660217-0

        Date: 17 FEB 1966
        Type: Tupolev 114D
        Operator: Aeroflot / International
        Registration: CCCP-76491
        C/n / msn: 64M472
        First flight: 1958
        Crew: Fatalities: / Occupants: 13
        Passengers: Fatalities: / Occupants: 35
        Total: Fatalities: 21 / Occupants: 48
        Airplane damage: Written off
        Airplane fate: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
        Location: Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO) (Russia)
        Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
        Nature: International Scheduled Passenger
        Departure airport: Moskva-Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO/UUEE), Russia
        Destination airport: Conakry Airport (CKY/DGCY), Guinea
        Narrative:
        It was snowing as Aeroflot’s inaugural service to Conakry (CKY) and Brazzaville (BZV) was prepared for departure. The runway was cleared, but not the entire width. Snow on the runway edges was limiting the visibility of the runway edge lights. Upon takeoff, the Tu-114 struck a snow drift with the left main undercarriage. The pilot banked the plane to the right, causing the nr.3 propeller to strike the runway. The airplane crashed and caught fire.

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