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The history of Vnukovo Airport in pictures

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Vnukovo Airport is one of Moscow and Moscow Region’s five main airports and the third in terms of passenger traffic (after Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo) in Russia. The airport’s history from its inception to present day – in RIA Novosti’s slide show. Construction of the airport began in 1937 and the first set of facilities became operational on July 2, 1941. Photo: Fighter planes of the civil aviation unit at Vnukovo airport during the Great Patriotic War.

Vnukovo Airport is one of Moscow and Moscow Region’s five main airports and the third in terms of passenger traffic (after Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo) in Russia. The airport’s history from its inception to present day – in RIA Novosti’s slide show.