Viktor Deni and Nikolai Dolgorukov, “Long live the brave falcons of our homeland, the Stalinist pupils and courageous Soviet fliers who know no boundaries in accomplishing their established goals!” In this 1938 poster commemorating the flight of the Motherland, a fatherly Stalin looks down on the all-female flight crew—Valentina Grizodubovaia, Polina Osipenko, and Marina Raskova.

From Dictatorship of the air: aviation culture and the fate of modern Russia by Scott W. Palmer

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  • Figure 54. Viktor Deni and Nikolai Dolgorukov, “Long live the brave falcons of our homeland, the Stalinist pupils and courageous Soviet fliers who know no boundaries in accomplishing their established goals!” In this 1938 poster commemorating the flight of the Motherland, a fatherly Stalin looks down on the all-female flight crew—Valentina Grizodubovaia, Polina Osipenko, and Marina Raskova.