Planes die in different ways: some in catastrophies, others are cut into pieces or decay on graveyards. The luckiest ones come to museums like this one, in Ulyanovsk. It is called the museum of civil aviation and has been existing since 1983.
AK-1 is the first Soviet passenger plane. It was designed to carry 2-3 passengers. The first flight was performed in 1924.
Another pride of the museum is the world’s first and last Soviet supersonic passenger aircraft Tu-144.
Such places are rather attractive. Wandering between them is like wandering between huge dinosaurs. You feel how powerful they were, how far they flew. Each has its own personality and destiny.