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Mathias Rust

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Mathias Rust's Biography

Mathias Rust (born 1 June 1968 in Wedel, Schleswig-Holstein, West Germany) is a German aviator known for his illegal landing on May 28, 1987 near Red Square in Moscow. An amateur pilot, he flew from Finland to Moscow, being tracked several times by Soviet air defence and interceptors. The Soviet fighters never received permission to shoot him down, and several times he was mistaken for a friendly aircraft. He landed on Vasilevski Spusk next to Red Square near the Kremlin in the capital of the Soviet Union.

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Mathias Rust News Stories

  • Hicks: Chief Keef arrested again

      News Source: Contra Costa Times | 1 year ago
    there was an unintended pun back there that I'm going to go ahead and take credit for. Keef was arrested for the second time in seven days (also known as a week) after police in Illinois said the teen was caught doing 110 miles an hour in a 55 zone.
  • The Week[end]: May 25-28, 2012

      News Source: Isthmus | 2 years ago
    Madison Classic Horse Show \nAlliant Energy Center\'s Arena, through May 27 \nThe annual American Saddlebred and Hackney Ponies show features over 400 horses from around the Midwest competing for horsy glory. Expect gorgeous animals, skillful riders
  • Russian officials rattled by breach at rocket plant (Reuters)

      News Source: Xtra News | over 2 years ago
    Russia's deputy prime minister vowed Thursday to punish "sleepy" security officials after bloggers posted dozens of photos of an apparently unguarded strategic military rocket motor factory near Moscow. Blogger Lana Sator said she and friends met not

Mathias Rust Blogs

  • In 1987 Mathias Rust Landed a Plane in Moscow: So What? | ...

      Blog Source: | 1 year ago
    It was an amazing feat; a high-risk gesture that the pilot, Mathias Rust, says was supposed to help advance world peace. He hoped to “pass through the Iron Curtain without being intercepted, [as] it would show that Gorbachev was serious ...
  • This Day in History – May 28 : THE WALL

      Blog Source: | 1 year ago
    1987: Mathias Rust, a 19-year-old West German pilot, lands a private plane in Moscow's Red Square after evading Soviet air defences. 1988: Yugoslav government introduces new austerity programme that includes devaluation of dinar and ...
  • ALMANAC, Tuesday May 28, 2013 | Rand on Radio

      Blog Source: | 1 year ago
    Here's a “New Coke” ad from 1985. • 1987: 19-year-old West German pilot Mathias Rust evaded Soviet Union air defenses and landed a private plane in Red Square in Moscow. He was immediately detained and was not released until August ...

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