Team of sky adventurers
The first air balloon with two passengers in its basket was launched from a Paris suburb on November 21, 1783. The first balloon launch in Russia came exactly 20 years after the French debut.
In the mid-20th century ballooning was no longer popular in Russia — almost no military balloons had been in use after World War II. But today ballooning is a recreational activity for hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Find out about more about the Russian sky adventurers on RT!