Russia: Farewell ceremony held for last commander of the Soviet Air Force

Thousands of people attended a farewell ceremony for the former commander of the Soviet Air Force, General Petr Deynekin, in Mytishchi, Tuesday. Deynekin died on Saturday of a heart attack, aged 79 years old. General Deynekin was the last commander of the Air Forces of the Soviet Union and the first commander of the Russian Air Forces. Among the attendees of the ceremony were Deputy Defence... Еще Minister Nikolai Pankov, Head of the Russian Air Forces Viktor Bondarev, and cosmonauts Alexei Leonov and Valentina Tereshkova Later in the day Deynekin was buried at the military memorial complex in Mytishchi.

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