Soviet “Night Witches” and the Flying Beasts from the East

September 10th, 2011 Eastern Front Flying Day Once again I returned to Paine Field, Everett (almost becoming my summer weekend getaway) to see the latest flying day held by the Flying Heritage Collection! Todays display was to showcase the collections Russian aircraft: Polikarpov U-2/PO-2 A general purpose biplane mainly used as a flight trainer, built between 1928-1953. This…

What have Russian sailors, a sailing ship and the space race have in common?

August 10th, 2011 I was taking a walk through the Seattle Centre today when I was surprised to see three Russian sailors sightseeing in full navy uniform (very distinctive especially their caps)! Upon further investigation it turns out that the Russian Federal Agency for Fisheries sailing training ship Pallada was in town. I had heard nothing about this…