Daniel Johnston joins the Ultimate Russian Aviation Tour and traverses Siberia in the pursuit of rare and unusual Soviet-era aircraft.

A former Aeroflot Tupolev Tu-104A (c/n 920903) in its final resting place at the Samara Technical Institute.
Tolyatti’s largely military technical museum also contains this prop-less Ilyushin Il-14.

Spanning 11 time zones and stretching 5,600 miles (9,000km) from the Black Sea in the west to the Bering in the east, Russia is vast. It accounts for one-sixth of the globe’s total land surface, making it the biggest country in the world by far. The nation also incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms, from deserts and semi-arid steppes to deep forests and Arctic tundra. Such diversity holds great appeal for the avid traveller, while for the aviation enthusiast the country remains a veritable treasure trove of rare and classic aircraft.

Become a Premium Member to Read More

This is a premium article and requires an active Key.Aero subscription to view.

I’m an existing member, sign me in!

I don’t have a subscription…

Enjoy the following subscriber only benefits:

  • Unlimited access to all KeyAero content
  • Exclusive in-depth articles and analysis, videos, quizzes added daily
  • A fully searchable archive – boasting hundreds of thousands of pieces of quality aviation content
  • Access to read all our leading aviation magazines online - meaning you can enjoy the likes of FlyPast, Aeroplane Monthly, AirForces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, Aviation News, Airports of the World, PC Pilot and Airliner World - as soon as they leave the editor’s desk.
  • Access on any device- anywhere, anytime
  • Choose from our offers below