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Sheremetyevo - the international airport of federal significance, in terms of Russia's first passenger flow and one of the four main airports of Moscow and the Moscow region. Was built in 1957, originally as the main airfield of the Air Force of the Soviet army, but the official date of birth of the airport is considered to be 1 August 1959. On this day, the company has served the first Tu-104, will take passengers from Leningrad.

Initiator of the international airport - the head of the Khrushchev of the USSR. According to eyewitnesses, he was so struck by the scale of London's Heathrow airport, which, arriving back in the USSR and came out of the aircraft at the newly constructed military airport Sheremetyevo, looked around the vacant lot and said, "It is time, and we have to build this airport." Already by 1970 the Sheremetyevo airport has become the largest in the USSR.

His original name - Sheremetyevsky - airfield was located in two nearby objects - residential village of the same name and Sheremetyevsky Savyelovskiy railway station.

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1960 - the first building of Sheremetyevo Airport, was located on the site of the present terminal W-2.

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The road to Moscow.

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The waiting room.

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The second floor of the airport building.

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International Terminal, 1962.

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International Terminal, 1962.

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Pavilion registration and baggage handling, 1963.

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Boarding Gate, 1964.

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Construction of "Glasses", 1964.

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passengers landing in long-haul passenger aircraft Tu-114, in 1965.

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Sophia Loren at the Sheremetyevo airport, 1965.

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Demonstration An-24RT, 1969.

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Tu-144, 1969.

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Sheremetyevo Airport, 1970.

Cafe, 1970.