Aviation Photo #1636386 Ilyushin Il-76TD - MChS Rossii - Russia Ministry for Emergency Situations

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This plane (without "beard") carries a name of Sigizmund Levanevsky. Sigizmund Aleksandrovich Levanevsky - was a Soviet aircraft pilot of Polish origin and a Hero of the Soviet Union. On July 13, 1933 he rescued the American pilot James Mattern, forced to land near Anadyr during his attempt of a flight around the world. In April 1934 he took part in the successful Arctic aerial rescue operation saving people from the sunken steamship Cheliuskin from an improvised airfield on the ice of the Chukchi Sea.
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