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Киев - Kiev
In 1949 the USSR Council of Ministers signed the statute on building of Republic agricultural exhibition in Kiev. It was built on the site of a small suburban village called Krasny traktir (Red tavern). Construction began in 1952 and lasted six years. It opened in 1958 and was known as the 'Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy of Ukrainian SSR' (Виставка досягнень народного господарства (ВДНГ) УРСР). Over time several airplanes and helicopters were on display here, as seen on the photos & postcards below.
Hero City Kiev

Hero city Kiev...its history and culture, museums, cinemas, theatres and monuments...Fly Aeroflot to Kiev!

12 pp, 100 x 220 mm, RU
Kiev - What, Where

36 pp, 101 x 220 mm, GE

12 pp, 200 x 186 mm, RU

"Aeroflot invites you to the XXII Olympic Games - In the summer of 1980, thousands of sports fans will arrive in the capital of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic - Kiev, where the matches of the Olympic football tournament will take place. Participants in the Games of the XXII Olympiad and all who come to us on a world sporting holiday will be welcome guests of Kiev. The majority of athletes and tourists will step onto the Ukrainian land in the Kiev airport Borispol."  On the backcover Tu-134A CCCP-65024 with additional 'Official Olympic Carrier' titles.

12 pp,  x  mm, RU

Kiev, the third largest city of the USSR celebrates its 1500 year anniversary in 1982. From Boryspol and Zhulyany travel yearly 4 million passengers. It has a direct connection with 115 airports of the country and 17 European cities: Belgrade, Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Paris, Sofia, Varna, Burgas, Budapest , Prague, Bratislava, Vienna, Berlin,Leipzig, Warsaw, Zürich, Düsseldorf and Bucharest.

4 panels (8 pp), 138 x 200 mm, GE
Aviareklama, ca. 1982

4 panels (8 pp), 138 x 201 mm, EN

52 pp, 114 x 216 mm, RU
Aviareklama, 1990
How to get to the Airports of Kiev

folder printed inside by the Ukraine CAD

3 panels (6 pp), 103 x 225 mm, RU
Timetables - Расписания
Summer 1960

Timetable for international, all-union and local flights.

20 pp, 150 x 225 mm, RU
Kiev, 1960
Summer 1961

Timetable for international, all-union and domestic flights from the Borispol and Kiev (Zhulyany) airport. Presenting the opening of new air routes on 15 May 1961: Kiev - Baku, Kiev - Yerevan and Kiev - Khabarovsk. Illustrated with images of both An-10 and Tu-104 including interiors. Seat arrangements of Il-18, An-10, Tu-104B, Il-14, Il-12 and Li-2.

32 pp, 164 x 242 mm, RU
1961 - 5,000
Tariffs and Times 1964

Ticket prices and flight times for flights from Kiev in 1964. Inside a map of the USSR with the all-union flights. The stewardess on the cover can also be seen in the large Tu-114 sales brochure.

4 panels (8 pp), 105 x 232 mm, RU
Kiev, 1964 - 5,000
Timetable till 14 November 1965

For both Borispol and Zhulyany airport

 x  mm, UK
Вечiрнiй Київ, 25 June 1965 - 150,000
Schedule of Railway, Aviation and Bus Transport 1972-73

With the timetable for flights from Kiev from 1 April 1972 until 31 March 1973 (54 pp).

172 pp (last page missing), 144 x 108 mm, RU
Summer 1973

For both Borispol and Zhulyany airport

2 pp,  x  mm, UK
Київська Правда, 5 April 1973 - 310,000
Winter 1978

till 30 May 1978. For both Borispol and Zhulyany airport

420  x 380 mm, UK
Правда Украины, 12 January 1978 - 310,000

till 31 December 1978. For both Borispol and Zhulyany airport

420  x 593 mm, UK
Вечерний Киев, 23 May 1978 - 343,045
аэропорт Киев-Борисполь - Kiev-Boryspil airport
On 22 June 1959, the Council of Ministers of the Ukrainian SSR ordered the establishment of regular civil air traffic to the then military airfield near Boryspil. On 7 July 1959, the new airport (named Kyiv-Tsentralnyi) received its first scheduled flight. It was Aeroflot's Tupolev Tu-104 en route from Moscow, carrying 100 passengers and about 1,600 kg of cargo. The first routes served were Moscow–Kiev-Moscow and Leningrad–Kiev–Leningrad.
In November 1960, the first permanent air group, consisting of Tu-104 and An-10 planes, was assigned to the airport. Until then it had been served only by aircraft based in Moscow and other cities of the Soviet Union. A new passenger terminal was opened in 1965. Later that year, an automatic landing assistance system was installed .
In 1963, the Ukrainian Territorial Administration of Civil Aviation formed its Boryspil subdivision consisting of the airport and its air group.
Toward the final decades of the Cold War, the Soviet Air Force maintained a presence at Boryspil Airport with 1 VTAP (1st Military Aviation Transportation Regiment) flying Il-76s.
By the 1980s, Boryspil had begun receiving limited international flights. Additional passenger services and customs/border control groups were established for that purpose. However, ordinary Soviet citizens were not allowed to depart abroad from Kiev, being restricted to fly only from Moscow airports.
International Airport Boryspol

The new airport terminal opened on 19 May 1965. ' elongated building with a length of 240 m. The nine-storeyed command tower and spherical special construction of the dome of the central hall made the whole structure light, airy and at the same time monumental: smooth, graceful arches rest on four angular stays that seem to hold the dome that aspires to the sky. Along the facade facing the airfield, there is a wide terrace for those who meet and see off. It is connected to the waiting rooms and restaurants. From here you can see a beautiful panorama of the airfield and the surrounding area.'

16 pp, 200 x 198 mm, RU
Kiev Boryspil Airport

The architecture of the Boryspil airport terminal. 'One of the most interesting examples of the creative community of artists, a true synthesis of arts. Over its creation worked talented architects A. Dobrovolsky, O. Malinovsky and D. Popenko, engineers L. Dmitriev and L. Panich, authors of ceramic panels by artists E. Kotkov, V. Lakh and I. Litovchenko, sculptor I. Znob, who performed the image of V. I. Lenin in the main lobby, and the artist L. Zhogol, for the sketches of which a decorative panel was created.'

5 panels (10 pp), 111 x 180 mm, UKR
Architectural-Artistic, Monuments of Ukraine
1967 - 20,000
Знания та Праця (Knowledge and Work) № 11, 1961
Kiev, 1961 - 40,000

Artwork of a Tu-114 at Kiev-Boryspol airport

'Повiтрянi Ворота Столицi' ('Air Gate of the Capital')
аэропорт Киев-Жуляны - Kiev-Zhuliany airport
The airport is known since 1923 as a military airfield that was co-used by the "Ukrpovitroshlyakh" ("Ukrainian Society of Air Communications") which in 1934 was completely integrated into Aeroflot as the latter's regional administration. The airport terminal was built only after World War II in 1949. Until the 1960s, Zhuliany was the only passenger airport serving Kiev.
In 1959, the larger Boryspil International Airport was built near the city of Boryspil, gradually replacing Zhuliany as the main airport serving Kyiv. Since that time the old "Kiev" airport became commonly known just as "Zhuliany" (or Kyiv-Zhuliany) and was used for Soviet domestic flights only.
Information for passengers departing from Kiev airport, Civil Air Fleet

Upon arrival at the airport, the passenger must, not later than 30 minutes prior to the departure of the aircraft, register his ticket at the ticket office, weigh the hand luggage and baggage, and get a receipt. Passengers who have not registered their tickets or who have no receipts for the carriage of hand luggage and baggage are not allowed to board an airplane and the ticket price is not refundable. BOARDING THE AIRCRAFT BEGINS FOR 15 MINUTES AND TERMINATES 5 MINUTES BEFORE THE AIRCRAFT IS PLANNED ON THE SCHEDULE. When flying in an airplane, empty your pen with ink completely... USE THE SERVICE OF PORTERS. IT IS FREE OF CHARGE...

4 pp, 74 x 106 mm, RU
Kiev, 1955
Aeroflot USSR
1654 - 1954

"Dear Comrades! The summer season for regular flights from Kiev airport is open. From Kiev airport you can fly and send cargo to any airport in the Soviet Union....According to the summer schedule, in addition to passenger flights, long-distance cargo flights are also introduced - Khabarovsk, Novosibirsk, Gorky, Izhevsk, Kurgan, Molotov, Kuibyshev, Chelyabinsk, Penza, etc., as well as to all airports in Ukraine." On the cover, an Il-14 flying over the monument of Bohdan Khmelnytsky, a Ukrainian Hetman who led an uprising that resulted in the creation of a state led by the Cossacks of Ukraine. In 1654 he concluded the Treaty of Pereyaslav with the Tsardom of Russia.

2 pp,  x  mm, RU
Aeroflot USSR
1654 - 1954

Leaflet with the same cover as the one left but contains information for passengers. 'When flying, do not fill your pen with ink'. Phone numbers for flight information and taxi services. The exit of passengers to the platform to board an aircraft is allowed only with the attendant on duty at the Air Terminal. Children under the age of 10 can fly only with adult passengers, children under 5 fly free of charge, children from 5 to 10 years fly at 50% reduction without separate seat. Passengers have the right to carry 10 kilograms of hand luggage for free. For hand luggage over 10 kilograms, a baggage fee is charged. Travel to Kiev airport: from the Agency-ul. K. Marx 6, by bus at 4, 5 and 6 o'clock in the morning. From Khreshchatyk 50 by trolleybus No. 9 from 6 o'clock in the morning till 24 o'clock at night.
A table of comparison between air and railway travel times from Kiev to several cities in the USSR.

2 pp, 91 x 130 mm, RU
GVF, 1955
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