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    Man has always wanted to fly. Now this dream has come true. Civil?

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    Man has always wanted to fly. Now this dream has come true. Civil aviation serves people in the remotest parts of our large country. The length of our air-lines is approximately 800,000 km. Aviation has become a mass means of transport. In summer time about 400,000 people take to the air each day. The piloting of air-liners is in trustworthy hands. Commanders of passenger air-liners are specialists of high qualification. Civil aviation serves not only for passenger flights. It's functions are of a much wider scale. The reconnaissance of ice conditions - pilots direct the routes of ships in Northern seas. They help to extinguish forest fires. They deliver urgent medical aid to the most impassable places. They take part in the search for natural deposits. They help in building. They help in fishing. Each year about 90 million hectares of fields are cultivated with the aid of aviation. Almost a half of a all the work of civil aviation is used as help in the people's economy. Each year air flights obtain greater importance. Air port service is being perfected. New airports are being built. The names of Soviet aircraft designers Ilyushin, Tupolev, Yakovlev are well known throughout the world. Foreign expert study their work. International contacts of Soviet aircraft constructors are constantly developing. The number of international air-lines is regularly increasing. The serial production of the TU-144 giant has begun in 1972. This aircraft is to open the era of super s??? passenger flights.

    Yuri Zhdanov, People's Artist of the Russian Federation, is the art director and ballet-master of the newly formed "Classical Ballet" group.

    Yuri Zhdanov had first seen Galina Ulanova on the stage when he was still a student of the Choreographic School. It was the greatest impression of his youth. Years passed by, his dream came true - he became a dancer of the Bolshoi Theatre ballet and a partner of Galina Ulanova. "Romeo and Juliet". Juri Zhdanov toured many countries with the Bolshoi ballet. The press wrote about him not only as an excellent dancer, but also as an interesting artist. New countries, new impression. Juri Zhdanov is a member of the Union of Soviet Artists. He has had 14 personal exhibitions. Art and dance united into one in his choreographic work. He considers that his regard for the traditions of Russian ballet is impossible without the search for new forms, and he is sure that classics should be the foundation of any ballet performance.

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