Pilot Valery Chkalov Monument

Monument in Nizhny Novgorod

This stirring monument and photo-op overlooks the Volga near the kremlin. It honours the memory of Soviet test pilot Valery Chkalov, who made historic long-distance flights in the 1930s, including an epic 63-hour trek over the North Pole from Moscow to Vancouver, Washington, USA, in 1937.

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