In the late fifties, during the Cold War, the Soviet air force every moment expecting a blow from the west. But the blow fell just the other side. When Khrushchev figured in Stalin's legacy, he realized that the aircraft probably the only thing he can be proud of. People had nowhere to live, there was no bread, but it was a lot of planes and bombs. What to do with so many weapons? To fight for world revolution? But who will fight - half-starved people? For the Motherland, for Khrushchev? Hardly ... Not the scale of the individual. Khrushchev did not overestimate yourself. He was easy to discredit a tyrant. He decided to downplay the significance of what Stalin was particularly proud. In particular the importance of aviation. But instead had to offer something to fear "to both zhahnulo. Nikita Khrushchev, blindly believing in the irresistible and versatile rockets, announced the sunset of military aviation. Air Force did not find places in the army. Destroyed equipment, the officers left without work, obscured by long-term aviation projects. Nikita Khrushchev had other good reasons not to love aviation, and he dealt with it without thinking about consequences.
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