High Fly Art
Russian Air Force Decorates images of
Medieval Christian Saints on fighter Jets
The Russian air force has decorated three of its MiG-29 fighter jets based in Armenia with images of medieval Christian saints. “The pilots are sure that the faces of these holy men on the fuselages of their fighter jets will not only protect them, but will strengthen their martial spirit,” the press service of the Southern Military District announced.
One can’t help but notice that the three heroes so honored — Alexander Nevsky, Dmitry Donskoy, and St. Mercurius of Smolensk — are known for their struggles and martyrdom fighting against the Tatar-Mongol yoke.
“The earthly journey of Prince Alexander Nevsky, Dmitry Donskoy, and the martyr Mercurius of Smolensk were marked with military glory and honor, they became Christian saints. The pilots consider them to be their heavenly protectors,” the Russian military announcement continued.
Dmitry Donskoy was best known for his…
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