President of Russia
August 11, 2012, 14:00
Zhukovsky, Moscow Region
Vladimir Putin visited Zhukovsky near Moscow, where the anniversary celebration is being held. The President congratulated the Air Force servicemen and veterans on the 100th anniversary of the Russian Air Force, and the Air Force Day, which is celebrated on August 12.
Vladimir Putin watched demonstration flights of the last generation aircraft performed by Russian Air Force aerobatic teams, and vintage aircraft flights.
Valdai International Discussion Club
The history of the Russian Air Force dates back to the decree of Tsar Nicholas II on the establishment of the first aircraft command under the Main Directorate of the General Staff. In fact, this decree created a new branch of the armed forces in Russia – the Imperial Air Force.
Voice of Russia
Jun 28, 2012
Newly appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Air Force Victor Bondarev has given a press conference in Moscow.
Major General Bondarev related to journalists plans for the Air Force’s development, and voiced some previously unknown information.