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Latest Tupolev Tu-22 Stories

2008-07-27 06:00:25

On 17 July, when Naval Aviation Day is celebrated in Russia, Zvezda TV broadcast a report from Khabarovsk Territory about the Guards aviation regiment of the Pacific Fleet. The report began by showing a pilot, Aleksandr Zhuravlev, being swung against the undercarriage of an aircraft by his fellow servicemen, which the correspondent said was a "rite of initiation" for someone who has taken the helm of a combat aircraft for the first time. Zhuravlev, the second pilot of a Tu-22 supersonic...


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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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