As in the Soviet Union they were all equal - there were no rich and poor - transport could not be divided into classes, so this would be contrary to the ideology of a great country. However, this rule still were exceptions, namely the case of air transport. "Aeroflot" at the time made sure to stay on board the aircraft as comfortable as possible for both the political elite and ordinary citizens. In the 1950s began making flights all over the world, so one way or another Union had to accept international standards. But sometimes the aircraft "Aeroflot", which were intended for international flights have been used for domestic flights. Then each mere mortal could feel elite.
Especially for you we have prepared a selection of rare images telling the story of the first class in the Soviet planes. So that's where the suppressed black caviar. I think that the present "business class" - a parody of the luxury that was once. Note, no plastic utensils - only china and crystal! And the food - real delicacies from the New Year's table, not some semi-finished products out there that can not be taken into the mouth ... Oh, where are you, old days? Immerse yourself in the past and ponostalgiruyte with us.
In the first class we could fly and ordinary passengers. As you can see, very much like a salon wagon ordinary trains.
On board were allowed to transport animals, and the lady with the dog - proof.
Comfortably on couches, you can read the works of Marx, crossword puzzles, or to kill time for board games.
It seems that the flight was so mild that many managed to sweet nap an hour or two. Note, none of the passengers are not buckled!
Lunch premium aboard Soviet ships - a real feast for all of the stomach. As you can see, the passengers were offered only a balanced diet.
I prepare meals like these makeshift kitchens. Not every apartment so if you could meet!
To ensure the maximum comfort of its passengers, "Aeroflot" invented even beds in salons premium. Painfully it looks like an ordinary coupe Soviet train.
Yes, people in the Soviet union were flying with more amenities than we are now! And for that now only tear off the money?
And this is another variation of the cabin in the first class of Soviet aircraft.
Leather sofas, red carpets - everything breathes luxury of the Soviet era.
The first class in the TU-144. As for me, I am pretty good, both for the time!
But advertising photography of "Aeroflot" about the 1970s - 1980s.
Looking at these pictures, you realize that he traveled in time. It would be interesting to be on board these ships today ... modern airline still have much to learn from the Soviet airlines. This is especially true comfort level of passengers during the flight, service and, most importantly, the quality of food supplied to the board.