A Russian boy waves flag with slogan "Russia forward" as "The Russian Knights" an aerobatic demonstration team of the Russian Air Force perform during the Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon

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The choice means girls may in the future flying with The Russian Knights, the air drive’s aerobatic demonstration crew (pictured)

Russia is to simply accept feminine fighter pilots into its Air Power for the primary time for the reason that World Struggle Two.

Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu mentioned girls had been being accepted after the army obtained “a whole lot of letters” expressing curiosity in enrolling.

There can be 15 girls within the first group, which begins coaching in October, Mr Shoigu mentioned.

Throughout WWII, Russian feminine pilots had been generally known as “Stalin’s Falcons”. German troops referred to as them “Night time Witches”.

This new era of fighter pilots can be educated on the Krasnodar army aviation faculty, within the south of the nation.

The academy has been accepting girls since 2009, the state information company Tass reported, however not for pilot coaching.