Place of publication: Moscow: Aeroflot
Year of publishing: 1960s
Advertising booklet of the largest Soviet-Russian airline Aeroflot of the 1960s. Advertising edition of the Moscow-New York flight. Work on an agreement on the beginning of passenger traffic between the USSR and the United States began ten years before this flight. But the political situation in the world constantly impeded work. The agreement was signed only in 1966, and it took another two years to agree on all the parameters. On July 15, 1968, the New York Times published an almost sensational front-page article: "Flights to the Soviet Union begin today: Pan Am and Aeroflot open direct flights between New York and Moscow." On the first flight of the Soviet airline, which received the number "3", 97 passengers arrived from Moscow to New York (Kennedy Airport), of which 53 were VIPs: officials, journalists, representatives of the American embassy and airlines, and only 44 people were "ordinary" passengers: mostly US citizens. Aeroflot flights (2-4 times a week) continued until 1983, despite the Cold War, Afghanistan. American companies flew to Russia until 2017, and then one Aeroflot continues direct flights Moscow-New York.