The Anonymous Widower

Russia Destroys Ukraine’s Dream

The Antonov An-225 Mriya was a unique aircraft.

It was the biggest aircraft in the world and was regularly used to move heavy or awkward cargoes around the world, as a reading of its Wikipedia entry will disclose.

Mriya is Ukrainian for dream.

But all that useful work has come to an end.

This article on CNN is entitled World’s Largest Plane Destroyed In Ukraine.

These are the first two paragraphs.

The world’s largest plane, the Antonov AN-225, has been destroyed during the Russian invasion of Ukraine, according to Ukrainian officials, generating alarm and sadness among the aviation world in which it occupies almost cult status.

The enormous aircraft, named “Mriya,” or “dream” in Ukrainian, was parked at an airfield near Kyiv when it was attacked by “Russian occupants,” Ukrainian authorities said, adding that they would rebuild the plane.

I know it’s only a plane and in the current scheme of things, that is a minor loss, but the Mriya has proved itself to be so uniquely useful in moving awkward cargoes, that the plane would surely have played a major part in the humanitarian relief and the rebuilding of Ukraine.

Given, that the plane would have surely been of use to the Russians, it just shows how utterly stupid, they have been in this war.

 

April 2, 2022 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. That’s all the Russians are good for, destroying things, homes, hospitals, schools etc.

    Comment by Maurice Reed | April 8, 2022 | Reply


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