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Sergei Nikitin, Soviet aviator. Nikitin was one of the first Russian and Soviet aviators. His awards include the Order of the Red Banner. This photograph, which dates from the 1920s to 1930s, is from the aircraft museum of the Yury Gagarin Air Force Academy, near Moscow, Russia.
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