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1948

32 pp, 210 x 150 mm, RU
Redizdat Aeroflot and the Moscow City Agency of Air Communications
Moscow, 1947
1954 - calendar book

Beautiful artwork of Ilyushin 12 night operations at Vnukovo Airport on the cover. This illustrated calendar-book has on the left-hand pages articles about Soviet aviation and historical event dates. On the right-hand pages, a weekly agenda calendar.

140 pp, 221 x 291 mm, RU, softcover
Redizdat Aeroflot
Moscow, 1953
Wall Calendars - Настенные Календари
1958

On the cover the silver silhouette of a Tupolev 104. It was the world's second jetliner to enter regular service and when the British Comet was grounded, the only jet aircraft in operation between 1956 and 1958.

28 pp, 295 x 397 mm, RU
1960

26 pp, 322 x 484 mm, RU-EN
1961

The year 1961 will be remembered forever in history as the year in which the first human being travelled into space. This major Soviet achievement took place on 12 April 1961 when 27 year old Yuri Gagarin reached earth's orbit. This calendar was printed several months before, in a time the Soviets booked tremendous successes in space technology. Therefore, the cover of this Aeroflot calendar is no surprise. It shows the stars and a sphere made of pentagon shaped Soviet pennants. Such metal spheres were on board Luna-2, the first spacecraft to reach the moon, impacting its surface on 13 September 1959.

30 pp, 350 x 542 mm, RU-EN
1962

Who else than Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, first man in space, could be on the calendar for the year 1962? He's wearing his spacesuit and in the background the launch of a Vostok rocket.

28 pp, 350 x 530 mm, RU-EN
1963

The year of the 40th anniversary of Soviet Civil Aviation did not go unnoticed. It was a time when the replacement of piston aircraft by turbojets and turboprops on the Aeroflot network was in full swing. On the cover a stylized '40' with the earth and a Tupolev 104.

28 pp, 485 x 350 mm, RU-EN
1965

28 pp, 380 x 317 mm, RU-EN
1967

The cover refers to the 50th anniversary of the Great October Revolution and shows a Tu-144 'CCCP-65000' flying over an early generation passenger biplane.

28 pp, 320 x 460 mm, RU-EN
1967

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the October Revolution, 1917 - 1967, with the hammer and sickle symbol and a Tu-134 flying overhead.

20 pp, 511 x 361 mm, RU-EN
1968

On the cover a woman with a sicilian red dress, representing the earth, is guiding a 'Tu-154 like' airplane. 1968 was the year Soviet civil aviation celebrated its 45th birthday and in which the succesful Tu-154 would make its first flight.

28 pp, 346 x 510 mm, RU-EN
1969

Same calendar design as the one of 1968 but on different paper and slightly smaller.

28 pp, 316 x 493 mm, RU-EN
Rostov-on-Don, 1968 - 25,000
1969

On 31 December 1968 the world's first supersonic passenger airliner, the Tupolev 144, made its first flight. When this calendar was printed earlier in 1968, no one knew that this event would take place on New Year's Eve and even if they did, they could not have chosen a better cover. The Kremlin Spasskaya tower clock at midnight, symbolically with the Tu-144 in the sky.

18 pp plus transparent plastic sheet, 312 x 478 mm, RU-EN
1971, Aeroflot Soviet Airlines
January - Moscow is the centre of USSR's air lines
February - Irkutsk 7 hrs. 00 min.
March - Novgorod 1 hr. 45 min.
April - Kiev 1 hr. 20 min.
May - Tallinn 1 hr. 45 min.
June - Kazan 1 hr. 25 min.
July - Sochi 2 hr. 15 min.
August - Erevan 3 hr. 40 min.
September - Simferopol 1 hr. 55 min.
October - Tashkent 4 hr. 20 min.
November - Leningrad 1 hr. 10 min.
December - Petrozavodsk 1 hr. 20 min.

14 pp, 322 x 467 mm, RU-EN
1973

The year of the 50th birthday of Soviet civil aviation, 1923 - 1973. The Tu-144 is portrayed on the cover but it would become an annus horribilis for the world's first supersonic airliner. During the 30th Paris Air Show, a Tu-144 crashed during its demonstration flight on 3 June 1973. While the cause of the crash is much debated and was most likely not a technical or design issue, nevertheless, the tragedy had a strong impact on the future development of the aircraft.

16 pp, 412 x 580 mm, RU-EN
1975

On the cover, the silhoutte of an Ilyushin 62 seen from the top with dark, silver and blue icy colours.

14 pp, 412 x 580 mm, RU-EN
1978

1977 was the birthyear of the Ilyushin 86. The cover announces the coming of this new large airliner showing its silver silhouette over the earth. It started regular Aeroflot services in 1980. In the top right corner the Order of Lenin, the Order of the October Revolution and the Aeroflot flag.

22 pp (at least 2 are missing), 401 x 569 mm, RU-EN
Pocket Calendars - Карманные Календарики
1961
1966
1974
1976
Advertising Office of the Central Air Agency of the North Caucasus Directorate
1977
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