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How Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport became one of the best in the world (PHOTOS)

After Soviet leader Nikita Khruschev saw Heathrow airport in London, he decided to build the same in Moscow. We’ve put together some key moments in the history of Russia’s largest airport.

1. On August 11, 1959, the first Tu-104 with passengers from Leningrad arrived at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport. The following day, Soviet newspapers officially announced the opening of a new airport in the capital.

The Tu-104B plane landed in Sheremetyevo.

2. Sheremetyevo was initially built on the site of the former Chashnikovo…

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