RT invites you to fly over Moscow with the legendary Swifts and Russian Knights aerobatic teams as they perform the ‘Cuban Diamond’ aerobatic maneuver as part of the 72nd anniversary celebrations of victory over Nazi Germany in WWll. Panoramic VR-cameras are fixed to the outer skin of Mig-29 and Su-30SM aircraft, which makes viewers ‘feel’ the flight like they’re on the plane.
“There’s nothing fans of the end of Nazi-ism relish more deeply than the prospect of a flyover from some Russian fighter jets, to some truly stirring music. A joy to the soul! Except, probably, some people in neighbouring countries who are somewhat concerned about Russia’s current and apparently expansive military plans… I suppose people in some Russian occupied parts of Crimea may feel differently. But still, Russian jets. Woosh! Wooooohooooo!”
In This Story: Russia
Russia spans more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area, stretching eleven time zones, and bordering 16 sovereign nations. Moscow is the country’s capital.
The Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991 and since 1993 Russia been governed as a federal semi-presidential republic. Russia is a major great power, with the world’s second-most powerful military, and the fourth-highest military expenditure. As a recognised nuclear-weapon state, the country possesses the world’s largest stockpile of nuclear weapons.