The opening of the exhibition devoted to the legendary air route "Alaska-Siberia"
A unique photo exhibition devoted to the 75th anniversary of the legendary air route "Alaska-Siberia" was opened in the Kirov district of Krasnoyarsk. To the opening ceremony were invited the descendants of the pilots of the Krasnoyarsk air route, veterans of the Great Patriotic War, pupils and students of educational institutions of the Kirov district, representatives of the district, city and region administrations, as well as famous Krasnoyarsk citizens.
The exposition is placed in the street gallery "On Stage", anyone can visit it free of charge. The exhibition was organized by the district administration, the construction company SibLeader and schoolchildren of the 11th Lyceum. Unique photographs of the work of the Krasnoyarsk air route during the Great Patriotic War are shown on 32 gallery stands. Photographs were provided by a Krasnoyarsk regional historian Lieutenant Colonel Vyacheslav Filippov. Most pictures are exhibited for the first time.
"This exhibition is very important for the younger generation! This way the youth will be able to get acquainted with the history of our region and country. Few people used to know about this route, its existence was not openly spoken about even after the war. We have a living witness of this route in the Veterans Council," said Galina Mramorova, deputy chairman of the Veterans Council of the district.
For the reference:
This year, the 75th anniversary of the Alaska-Siberia air route is celebrated. From 1942 to 1945, in extreme climatic conditions, along a largely unknown route, our pilots flew American planes from Fairbanks (Alaska, USA) through Kamchatka and Eastern Siberia to Krasnoyarsk. The distance is more than six thousand kilometers. In little less than three war years, over eight thousand aircraft of various types: bombers, fighters, transporters were delivered. This was a significant aid from the allies, which the Soviet Union really needed at that time.
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