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Submission + - Cold War + Clever Politics = Cool Photos

An anonymous reader writes: Dateline: 1 August 1989, USA vs USSR (the Cold War) — Two USSR Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 fighter jets and the huge USSR Antonov An-225 Mriya heavy transport aircraft are en route to the 1989 Abbotsford International Airshow in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada. Needing to refuel, they fly towards Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, USA. In U.S. airspace, high over Alaska, the two Soviet MiG-29s are intercepted by U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle jet fighters and escorted to Elmendorf AFB where they're treated courteously. This historic event, Soviet military aircraft for the first time landing on U.S. territory, is documented in this excellent photo essay, which also includes the stunning, beautiful, "high above beautiful Earth" intercept photo.

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