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Monino is an urban locality (a work settlement) in Shchyolkovsky District of Moscow Oblast, Russia, located 23km east of Moscow. Population:HistoryMonino formed based on Muninskaya Wasteland on August 23, 1792. Monino name or Munin can be translated from the Finno-Ugric languages group as "My farm".According to another version, the history of the settlement can be traced to a small farm, whose owner was a man of Monin. In 1926, airfield for heavy aircraft was built, became the first to settle Heavy bomber brigade. The subsequent history of the village is closely connected with aviation. The status of urban-type settlements was granted in 1946.Until 1965 it was part of the Noginsk District.OverviewThe Central Air Force Museum in Monino is one of the world's largest aviation museums, and the largest for Russian aircraft. 173 aircraft and 127 aircraft engines are on display, and the museum also features collections of weapons, instruments, uniforms, artwork, and other air-related items. A library containing books, films, and photos is also accessible to visitors. Tours are given by ex-pilots. The museum opened its doors in 1958. Since the museum is situated on the territory of a military division (Gagarin Air Force Academy), all visitors must pass the entrance gate to the complex. It is no longer required to first obtain special permission to visit (Summer 2006).
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