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Long-Range Aviation Day marked in Russia on Monday

This day in 1913, the first flight was made by the four-engine heavy bomber Ilya Muromets

MOSCOW, December 23. /ITAR-TASS/. The Long-Range Aviation Day is marked in Russia on Monday. The professional holiday was instituted by an order issued by Commander-in-Chief of the Air Force (AF) in 1999 and, since then, it has been marked every year on December 23.