Wings of Russia (2008): S01E14 – Helicopters – Soldiers and Workers


Wings of Russia is an 18-part documentary hosted by Alexander Loginov, published by Wings TV in 2008, with English narration.


April 26, 1986. Two explosions burst out at the 4th energy block of the Chernobil Atomic Power Station. It was a catastrophe. Scientists proposed to seal the atomic reactor with a protective sand layer. But there was no other way to approach the crashed facility than by air. Such task could be carried out only by helicopters. One after another machines flew toward the energy block to drop sand over the target. Helicopters had to hover right over the epicentre. Temperature was reaching 200 degrees Celsius. Radiation thousand times exceeded all possible norms. Under such dramatic circumstances helicopters and pilots showed their best.

Wings of Russia Series

You can find a full index and overview of Wings of Russia here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 2008.
  • Running time: 60 minutes.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Country: Russia.
  • Language: Russian and English.

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