Russian symbol of the Cold War 'invades' British air space by invitation

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A Tupolev Tu-95 of the Russian Air Force - codenamed 'The Bear' during the Cold War - at Fairford in Gloucestershire yesterday. It will be taking part in the International Air Tattoo 93 being held there this weekend as part of the 75th anniversary celebrations of the RAF. For 40 years the giant four-engined, eight-propellor nuclear bomber was regarded as a symbol of East-West tensions. Proceeds from the two-day tattoo, which is expected to attract up to 300,000 visitors, will go to the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.

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