Aviation Magazines in Russia

Introduction

This is a survey of Russian and Soviet aviation, defence and aircraft scale modelling magazines. All magazines are Russian (Cyrillic) text only, unless otherwise stated.

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Aeromuzei

[?,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Quarterly

Title means Aero Museum. Quarterly historical aviation magazine.

Ceased


Aeronavtika i Kosmos

[ITAR-TASS,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Weekly

Title means Aeronautics and Space. Previously titled ‘Aerokosmos’, but changed to the present title in 2002.

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Aerospace Complex/Aerokosmicheskij kompleks

[?,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Quarterly

Quarterly journal dealing with the whole range of export production at the enterprises of Russian aerospace complex.

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Aerospace Courier (2)

[ZAO Izdatel'skii dom "Sozvezdie A",  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Bi-monthly

Bi-monthly magazine covering all aspects of the Russian aerospace industry.

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Aerospace Journal

[Military Parade Ltd,  ISSN 1029-4686]
Frequency: Bi-monthly

Bi-monthly English language magazine covering the Russian aerospace industry.

Ceased


AeroSpace Review (1)

[?,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Bi-monthly

Magazine focussing mainly on military aviation. Covers modern and historical aviation, with nearly all the articles focussing on Russian subjects.

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Air Fleet

[RA Intervestnik Publishing House,  ISSN 1561-8250]
Frequency: Bi-monthly

Air Fleet is the only English language bi-monthly magazine dedicated to Russian arms.

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ARMS – Russian Defence Technologies

[ZAO RA Intervestnik,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Bi-monthly

English language bi-monthly magazine dedicated to Russian arms.

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AS. Aviatsionnyi Zhurnal

[O.I.U. Leiko,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Quarterly

One of the first independent Russian aviation magazines and contained excellent historical reference material.

Ceased


Avia Panorama

[OOO "Aerokosmos",,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Bi-monthly

Glossy A4 size bi-monthly magazine dedicated to the latest developments in the area of civil and military aviation and aerospace technology in the CIS countries.

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Aviaglobus

[?,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: ?

Founded in 1998, Aviaglobus is a magazine for the domestic and world-wide airline industry.

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Aviakollektsia

[?,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Bi-monthly

Aviation history magazine. Each issue is devoted to a single aircraft type.

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Aviamaster

[OOO Vostochnyi gorizont,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Monthly

Aircraft modelling magazine. Covers aircraft models, drawings and new arrivals, with articles on the history of development and employment of aircraft, air aces and dogfights etc.

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Aviasalony Mira – World Airshows

[Izdatel'skii dom "RA INTERVESTNIK",  ISSN 1562-3602]
Frequency: Bi-monthly

Magazine devoted to airshows around the world. Includes airshow reports, air display aircraft, display teams, exhibitors etc.

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Aviation & Commerce

[?,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Monthly

‘Aviation & Commerce’ is described as a newspaper published monthly in the Russian language.

Ceased


Aviatransportnoe Obozrenie

[?,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Bi-monthly

Title means Air Transport Observer. Bi-monthly magazine for enthusiasts of civil aviation today.

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Aviatsionnaia promyshlennost

[Assotsiatsiia "AVIATEKHINFORM",  ISSN 0869-530X]
Frequency: Quarterly

Title means Aviation Industry. Quarterly magazine. Journal devoted to contemporary scientific, technological, manufacturing and economical problems of the aircraft industry.

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Aviatsiya Aviation Magazine

[?,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Quarterly

Quarterly offshoot magazine of ‘Mir Aviatsii’. Russian language with English photo captions.

Ceased


Aviatsiya I Kosmonautika (1)

[?,  ISSN 0373-9821]
Frequency: Monthly

Monthly Soviet-era aviation magazine. First published in June 1918. ‘I Kosmonautika’ was added to the title in January 1962.

Ceased


Aviatsiya I Kosmonavtika (2)

[POO Tekhinform,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Monthly

Title means Aviation and Cosmonautics. Monthly publication. Leading Russian journal devoted to military aviation and space exploration.

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Grazhdanskaia aviatsiia

[Redaktsiia zhurnala "Grazhdanskaia aviatsiia",  ISSN 0017-3606]
Frequency: Monthly

Title means Civil Aviation. Popular monthly magazine for those employed in Russian Federation Civil Aviation.

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Istoriia Aviatsii – History of Aviation

[Aleksandr Bulakh,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Bi-monthly

Covers the history of building various aircraft, biographies of well-known pilots and aircraft designers, employment of aircraft in wars and armed conflicts.

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Iz istorii aviatsii i kosmonavtiki

[Institut istorii estestvoznaniia i tekhniki RAN - IIET,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Biannually

This appears to be an bi-annual historical review of Russian aviation and spaceflight published by the Historical Institute of Science and Technology.

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Kril’ya (Wings)

[?,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: ?

Not much known about this title.

Ceased


Krilya Pobedi

[?,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: ?

Aviation magazine published during the 1960s which included good coverage of the Soviet Air Force in World War 2.

Ceased


Krylia Rodiny

[Rossiiskaia oboronnaia sportivno-tekhnicheskaia organizatsiia,  ISSN 0130-2701]
Frequency: Monthly

Title means Wings of the Homeland. Orignally printed by DOSAAF, it is the oldest Russian magazine dedicated to historical and modern aviation.

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M-Hobby

[ExPrint NV Ltd,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Monthly

Well printed scale plastic modelling magazine. Features both armour and aviation subjects in colour with scale plans.

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Masshtabnie Modeli

[?,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: ?

Title means Scale Models. Scale plastic modelling magazine.

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Military Parade/Voennyi parad

[ZAO "Voennyi parad",  ISSN 1029-466X]
Frequency: Bi-monthly

Military magazine published in Russian language and English language editions. Illustrated magazine, a source of news of achievements scored by Russia’s military-industrial complex and types of weapons offered for sale abroad.

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Mir Aviatsii

[Polygon Press,  ISSN 0869-7450]
Frequency: Quarterly

Includes feature articles on Russian fighter aces, rare prototypes, foreign aircraft, Soviet AF in WW2, modern Russian aircraft etc.

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Mir Modeley / Мир Моделей

[?,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: ?

Subtitled ‘Models World’. Scale modelling magazine.

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Model Kit / Модел Кит

[Technika Molodegi,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: ?

Scale plastic modelling magazine.

Ceased


Modelism / Моделисм

[?,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Monthly

Monthly scale plastic modelling magazine. Covers AFVs and aircraft.

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Modelist-Konstruktor / Моделист-Конструцтор

[Redaktsiia zhurnala "Modelist-konstruktor",  ISSN 0131-2243]
Frequency: Monthly

A monthly practical hobbyist magazine, similar in scope to the US ‘Popular Mechanics’ magazine. It covers a wide range of build-it-yourself projects, from mechanical devices to computer programs. It also covers scale plastic modelling, including AFVs, aircraft, cars, ships etc.

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Poligon / Полигон

[?,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: ?

Highly interesting magazine with articles on military history and technology in the broadest sense. ‘Poligon’ (or Polygon) normally includes a military aviation article in each issue.

Ceased


Samolet / Самолет

[Obshchestvo aviastroitelei/Komissiia sodeistviia konversii/Kompaniia Aeroross,  ISSN 0869-5946]
Frequency: Bi-monthly

Title means Aircraft. Subtitled: Nauchno-Populiarnyj Aviatsionnyj Zhurnal. Also known as Samolet Aviation & Aerospace Magazine. Published since 1992. Covers aviation and cosmonautics, technology, history and air sport.

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Samolety Mira / Самолеты Мира

[Firma "Universal'nyi servis", IPK "Moskovskaia pravda",  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Quarterly

Title means Aircraft of the World. Includes lots of details on rare Soviet and Foreign aircraft types, aircraft building and the history of aviation.

Ceased


Samoliot / Самолиот

[?,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Monthly

Title means Aircraft. Monthly(?) magazine published during the mid 1930s.

Ceased


Stend-Master / Стенд-Мастер

[?,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: ?

General interest scale modelling magazine.

Current


Stendoviy Modelism / Стендовий Моделисм

[?,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: ?

Scale modelling magazine. Covers AFVs, aircraft, cars, ships, figures etc.

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Tekhnika i Vooruzhenie / Техника и Вооружение

[ROO "Tekhinform",  ISSN 0201-7490]
Frequency: Monthly

Title means Equipment and Armament. Monthly Magazine describing types of modern armaments in service in Russia and abroad.

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Vertolet / Вертолет

[?,  ISSN 1562-2673]
Frequency: Quarterly

Quarterly magazine devoted to helicopters. Contains comprehensive articles on Russian helicopters, their history, operational use and the plants which design and build them.

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Vestnik Aviatsiyi i Kosmonavtiki / Вестник Авиацийи и Космонавтики

[Redaktsiia zhurnala "Vestnik aviatsii i kosmonavtiki",  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Bi-monthly

Subtitled ‘Aerospace Herald’. Magazine devoted to Russian aircraft and aviation.

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Vestnik Vozdushnogo Flota / Вестник Воздушного Флота

[Izdatel'skii dom "Vestnik vozdushnogo flota",  ISSN 0373-9821]
Frequency: Bi-monthly

Title means Air Fleet Herald. Formerly the Soviet-era magazine “Aviatsiya i Kosmonavtika”. Exclusively concentrates on modern and historical Russian aircraft types and aviation.

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Vozdushno-kosmicheskaia oborona / Воздушно-космическаиа оборона

[OOO Izdatel'skii dom "Almaz-Media",  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Bi-monthly

Magazine devoted to the history, equipment and weapons of air and missile defence.

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VVS segodnia / ВВС сегодниа

[MO RF, komanduiushchii voiskami Moskovskogo okruga VVS i PVO,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Weekly

Newspaper of the Russian Air Defense Force and Air Force command.

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Vzlet / Взлет

[OOO Aeromedia,  ISSN xxxx-xxxx]
Frequency: Monthly

Monthly general interest aviation magazine. Covers aerospace news and events; review and analysis of aerospace technology development and operation issues; interviews with industry newsmakers; articles on aviation history.

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