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Leningrad, that remarkable city of white nights and numerous canals, unique museums and splendid
architectural ensembles. Leningrad's revolutionary traditions,
its battles and labour feats are respected by all who know its history...

from an Intourist brochure





























Leningrad (Northern) CAD
Ленинградское (Северное) УГА

Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR)
Leningrad CAD domestic routes map, early 1970s
The Soviet Murman

This photobook has a picture of an An-24 taking off and a Mi-4 helicopter on a snowroad.

152 pp, 240 x 176 mm, RU-EN
Murmansk Book Publishers
1970
The Soviet Murman

'This is the Transarctic, Extreme North, World's End...' This photobook about the Murmansk region covers towns like Kola, Monchegorsk, Lovozero, Apatity, Kirovsk, Kandalaksha, Kovdor, Zapolyarny, Nickel and Severomorsk. The role of Aeroflot in this region cannot be overestimated. Four pictures in the album show Aeroflot in action.

152 pp, 204 x 263 mm, RU-EN
Murmansk Publishing House
Murmansk, 1980 - 50,000
Ленинград (Санкт-Петербург) - Leningrad (Saint Petersburg)
City on the Neva, at the head of the Gulf of Finland on the Baltic Sea, it was founded by Tsar Peter the Great on 27 May 1703. On 1 September 1914, the name was changed from Saint Petersburg to Petrograd. The Russian Revolution of 1917 began here when the Bolsheviks, led by Vladimir Lenin, stormed the Winter Palace in an event that became known as the October Revolution. On 26 January 1924 the name was changed to Leningrad. During World War II, German forces besieged the city following the Axis invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941. The siege lasted 872 days, or almost two and a half years, from 8 September 1941 to 27 January 1944. On 7 September 1991 the name was changed back to Saint Petersburg. It is Russia's second largest city.

Leningrad had two civil airports:
  • Shosseynaya (renamed Pulkovo in 1973): see below
  • Smolnoye (renamed Rzhevka in 1976). It was built in 1941, as a military airfield on which Soviet fighters were based . It was named "Smolnoye" (after the name of the nearby village of Smolnaya, which was later connected to the village of Kovalevo) and played an important role in the defense of Leningrad . During the siege of Leningrad by means of the Smolnoye airbase an air bridge connecting Leningrad with the Big Land was established. The airport was widely used for local passenger and freight traffic in the 50's until the end of the 70's.
Map with Aeroflot routes out of Leningrad, 1962
Leningrad

Visit Leningrad and come by plane! This brochure makes the message clear. The city is the greatest cultural, industrial, and scientific metropolis of the Soviet Union, barring Moscow.
More than 10 new airways have been put into operation during 1961 alone. Non-stop flights by the giant planes TU-104, IL-18 and AN-10 have become the regular thing to Mineralnye Vody, Sochy, Lvov, Donetsk, Kharkov and Krasnodar. There are 62 AEROFLOT lines connecting Leningrad with cities all over the country.

12 pp, 100 x 220 mm, EN*
1962
*also in Russian
Leningrad White Nights

3 panels (6 pp), 100 x 230 mm, RU-EN
Leningrad

Aeroflot has opened new routes. Now Leningrad has been linked with direct air-lines to Helsinki, Copenhagen, London, Berlin, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Paris, Warsaw and Prague. ... The routes are served by the new TU-134 turbo-jets, in which you will meet with traditional hospitality, comfort and will taste Russian cuisine.

8 panels (16 pp), 101 x 221 mm, RU-EN
ca. 1969
Hero City - Leningrad

6 panels (12 pp), 100 x 220 mm, RU*
*also in German
Leningrad

36 pp, 200 x 200 mm, RU

Leningrad

Brochure celebrating the 60th anniversary of the October Revolution with the Aurora cruiser on the cover. With many pictures of Leningrad, its history but also about Aeroflot with photos of Pulkovo-1, Il-62, Tu-134 and Tu-154.

12 pp, 230 x 215 mm, RU
Aviareklama, 1977
Leningrad, Lenin Memorial Places

18 pp (incl. 1 fold out map), 100 x 219 mm, FR
Aviareklama, 1970
Leningrad

12 pp, 238 x 220 mm, GE
Aviareklama
The White Nights

4 panels (8 pp), 100 x 200 mm, RU-FR
Aviareklama
This is Leningrad

52 pp, 230 x 215 mm, EN
Aviareklama
Leningrad

16 pp, 200  x 185 mm, FR
Aviareklama, 1983
This is Leningrad

16 pp, 200 x 186 mm, GE
Aviareklama, 1986
Leningrad

16 pp, 200 x 185 mm, RU
Aviareklama, 1987
Leningrad

40 pp, 115 x 215 mm, GE
Aviareklama
Leningrad

76 pp, 115 x 215 mm, EN
Aviareklama, 1989
Airport Leningrad-Pulkovo
(Leningrad-Shosseynaya 1932-1973)
1931
  • January - Construction begins. The airport is named Shosseynaya, after the name of the nearest railway station.
1932
  • Fri 24 June - construction is completed and the airport opens officially with the first aircraft arriving at 17:31 that day, after a two-and-a-half hour flight from Moscow carrying passengers and mail. Shortly after, the airport starts serving new destinations, primarily in the Russian North-West: Petrozavodsk, Pudozh, Ukhta, Arkhangelsk, Murmansk.
1934
  • 31st transport division is established with first commander Leonard G. Kruze. The division flew mainly cargo and mail on the Polikarpov U-2, R-1 and R-5.
1936 - 1945
  • A three-storey terminal of the airport was constructed in 1937–41 by architects A.I. Gegello and N.N. Lansere. However, because of World War II, it was first opened in 1951 only.
  • During World War II the airport was the frontline in the Nazi Siege of Leningrad. There were no flights since 1941. The nearby Pulkovo hills were occupied by the Nazis and were used by the long-range artillery for daily bombardments of Leningrad. The airport was cleared of the Nazis in January 1944, and resumed cargo and mail flights after the runways were repaired in 1945.
1948
  • 15 February - The war damages were completely repaired and the airport resumed scheduled passenger flights.
1949
  • Shosseynaya Airport operations fully resumed, supporting 14 all-union and 15 local routes. 6305 passengers and more than 333 tons of mail and 708 tons of cargo were handled.
1950
  • the airport is equipped with course-glide path landing system SP-50
1951
  • the new airport terminal building is opened, of which construction begun in 1936. In the mid-1950s the new extended runway was completed to handle Ilyushin-18 and Tupolev-104.
1959
  • Sun 15 March - Tu-104B CCCP-42419 begins operating for the Northern CAD, their first jet aircraft.
1964
  • The airport serves destinations in all the USSR Republics as well as some foreign countries. Since March, there have been 60 routes operating from Leningrad, connecting the city with 9 European capitals. Construction of a new runway 10/28.
1965
  • ICAO cat 1 ILS system is installed. The airport ranks 2nd in the USSR in terms of passenger traffic, after Moscow/Vnukovo.
1973
  • Tue 24 April - the airport was given a new name Pulkovo after the near village. The new terminal, designed by architect Alexander Zhuk, was opened in May, with a capacity of 2,650 passengers per hour. At the time of opening, it was the largest in the USSR. It is used for all domestic air traffic and becomes known as 'Pulkovo-1'. This building is considered nowadays as a masterpiece of Soviet postmodernism architecture.
1980
  • the second air terminal complex Pulkovo-2 is opened, located in the renovated building of the first airport terminal in 1951, the service of international destinations was transferred there. The two terminals of the airport (Pulkovo 1 & 2) are about 6 kilometers away from each other.
1983
  • The second runway (also 10/28, parallel to the previous one) is constructed. Flights on runway 14/32 are stopped and it is used  to park aircraft.
1986
  • Fri 11 April - Old pre-war terminal is expanded — two modern buildings (arrivals and departures) are built to the left and right to it. The new construction doubles the capacity for international flights.
Timetable, valid from 15 May 1961

This edition of 'Theatrical Leningrad' contains a 3 pages timetable of Leningrad airport. Aircraft in use are Il-18, An-10, Tu-104, Il-14 and Li-2.

booklet 'Theatrical Leningrad' N° 18, 26 April - 4 May 1961
84 pp, 168 x 215 mm, RU
Leningrad, 1961 - 10,000
Timetable, valid 15 January - 15 May 1962

This winter timetable gives seat arrangements for Il-18, Tu-104B, Tu-104A and Il-14 and some more info for passengers. Aircraft in use are Li-2, Il-14, Il-18, Tu-104, and An-10.

8 panels (16 pp), 100 x 225 mm ,RU
Leningrad, 1961 - 25,000
Timetable, valid from 15 November 1967

This edition of 'Theatrical Leningrad' contains a 3 pages timetable of Leningrad airport. Aircraft in use are Il-18, An-10, Tu-104, Tu-124, An-24, Il-14 and Li-2.

booklet 'Theatrical Leningrad' N° 45, 21-26 December 1967
68 pp, 164 x 214 mm, RU
Leningrad, 1967 - 11,000
Timetable, summer 1968

This edition of 'Theatrical Leningrad' contains a 3 pages timetable of Leningrad airport. Aircraft in use are Il-18, An-10, Tu-104, Tu-124, An-24, Il-14 and Li-2.

booklet 'Theatrical Leningrad' N° 15, 4-10 April 1968
66 pp, 165 x 214 mm, RU
Leningrad, 1968 - 8,500
Timetable international routes, summer 1971


3 panels (6 pp), 140 x 230 mm, RU
Leningrad, 1971
Timetable, valid from 1 April 1972
Route Leningrad - Moscow

This edition of 'Theatrical Leningrad' contains a single page timetable of the Leningrad - Moscow flights. Aircraft in use are Tu-104 and An-24. There are flights to Vnukovo, Sheremetyevo and Bykovo.

booklet 'Theatrical Leningrad' N° 24, 15-20 June 1972
52 pp, 163 x 214 mm, RU
Leningrad, 1972 - 6,500
Postcards of the first terminal building, of which construction started in 1937 but, because of the war, only opened in 1951. After the opening of the new terminal in 1973, this building became known as 'Pulkovo-2'.

Below are postcards of 'Pulkovo-1'.
Aeroflot Leningrad

Notebook with a pen in a springloaded metal case. Removing the pen makes the case open automatically. It is decorated with a Tu-154, the 'Pulkovo-1' terminal on top and an unknown building below.

54 x 87 x 7 mm
Петрозаводск - Petrozavodsk
Soviet Karelia - Photo Essay

This album has a photo of a Li-2 departing from Petrazovodsk
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