Eastern Bloc Party: Part one

More than 30 years on from the collapse of the USSR, Keith Otto peers over Berlin Walls and through Iron Curtains for a look back at the airlines of the Eastern Bloc in this two-part feature

As the guns fell silent at the end of World War Two, Europe was sharply divided. The free west was on one side of the Iron Curtain and on the other were the states controlled by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).

The divisions were formalised by the setting up of distinct organisations.

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