Funny Comics by Soviet Air Force Technician About His Life and Work

Funny Comics by Soviet Air Force Technician About His Life and Work

Valerie Medvedev was a Soviet air force technician servicing air force planes and jets. He finished pilot’s college in Russia but instead of being a real pilot he had to work on the ground for over eight years. Later he became a professor in one of the Soviet and then Russian air force universities. The images are pretty much awesome combining an artistic approach and the honest emotions of an officer who had to serve in the distant Russian air field during the late Soviet era. His depiction of planes is pretty much realistic and the people are more comic-like though his attention to the smallest detail – like uniforms etc is pretty much stunning. Also if you look on the top image there is a striped flag on the background – this was an official flag of the Soviet Air Force – it would be a motif on some of the further drawings you’ll see inside:

Funny Comics by Soviet Air Force Technician About His Life and Work

“Monday at work”

Funny Comics by Soviet Air Force Technician About His Life and Work

“Where is that freaking screw driver??”

Funny Comics by Soviet Air Force Technician About His Life and Work

“In my hometown its a season of apricots bloom already…”. Valerie has served in distant Northern airfield.

Funny Comics by Soviet Air Force Technician About His Life and Work

See here is a flag again, emanating right out of the centre of attention inside of the officer’s cafeteria.

Funny Comics by Soviet Air Force Technician About His Life and Work

During the duty hours time’s passing slow.

Funny Comics by Soviet Air Force Technician About His Life and Work

Spring..

As you can see from his photos officers serving on such distant airfields had to live in pretty much primitive conditions – unpaved streets, village houses, cloth string with drying cloths and kids together with chicken. Also if you look on the ground there are pieces of military airfield pavement pilots used in their own homes to cover the puddles and dirt.

Funny Comics by Soviet Air Force Technician About His Life and Work

“We need an engineer!”

Funny Comics by Soviet Air Force Technician About His Life and Work

Technicians are happy – no flight today because of weather.Funny Comics by Soviet Air Force Technician About His Life and Work

As you figured out probably all officers including Valerie were obsessed with women.

Funny Comics by Soviet Air Force Technician About His Life and Work

Camping with friends just a step away from the air field. Marking a special occasion – continued below:

Funny Comics by Soviet Air Force Technician About His Life and Work

According to Soviet tradition when an officer was promoted one rank higher he got new small star to be inserted into his uniform chevrons. And to get it he had to put it first inside of the glass full of vodka – right on the bottom – then drink all the vodka and get the stars.

Funny Comics by Soviet Air Force Technician About His Life and Work

“Whatcha doing!”. Probably he have seen something like this in his real life.

Funny Comics by Soviet Air Force Technician About His Life and Work

Air battles success begins on the ground..

Funny Comics by Soviet Air Force Technician About His Life and Work

Again scenes of the primitive home life – those stripes of perforated metal on the dirt, then firewood to heat the house. Water was not available in taps – officers had to walk with buckets to the nearest street dispenser. Also the small structure behind a guy is a street toilet – a hole in the ground. As Valerie puts it: “Officers had three sports to do – bring water, take out the wastes and prepare firewood”. Just imagine.

Funny Comics by Soviet Air Force Technician About His Life and Work

Probably later they finally were transferred to more civilized place with multistoried buildings.

Funny Comics by Soviet Air Force Technician About His Life and Work

Funny Comics by Soviet Air Force Technician About His Life and Work

Funny Comics by Soviet Air Force Technician About His Life and Work

Funny Comics by Soviet Air Force Technician About His Life and Work

Funny Comics by Soviet Air Force Technician About His Life and Work

Funny Comics by Soviet Air Force Technician About His Life and Work

Great thanks goes to Valeriy!

12 thoughts on “Funny Comics by Soviet Air Force Technician About His Life and Work”

  1. Does anyone know how to contact Valerie Medvedev? I would love to see if I could buy copies of these drawings from him.

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  2. Really nicely done. Makes me wonder if there are any books regarding the exploits of Air Force’s silent heroes, the ground technicians.

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  3. “…those stripes of perforated metal on the dirt, then firewood to heat the house. Water was not available in taps – officers had to walk with buckets to the nearest street dispenser…” and street toilet.Very nice!Hundreds of millions dollars in jets and deadly rockets and peoples living in houses with wood heat and street toilets!!!Go on morons,spend much money on newest and deadliest planes and rockets!!!

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  4. I think that the price of the rocket that was depicted on one of the paintings is greater than the total worth of this technician and his family. Had Russia efficiently invested its money into people, it could have become one of the richest countries in the world.

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  5. Great drawings, really enjoyed them. like the depiction of life in the military, posting from place to place with a family and the day to day grind.
    Thanks

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  6. No matter which military one serves in, things are pretty much the same. I served in the USMC, and I know how he feels working on the aircraft. Thanks for posting.

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