Yefim Gordon is one of Russia's leading aviation writers and publishers. He is the author of many books on Soviet aviation and currently lives in Moscow. In 1956 Sergey Komissarov started collecting photographs and books on the history of Soviet aviation, accumulating a considerable archive. In retirement, he devoted himself entirely to his hobby and embarked on the career of an aviation journalist. At present he is Deputy Chief Editor of the Moscow-based Krylya Rodiny (Wings of Motherland) magazine. He has published a number of articles on the history of Yakovlev aircraft, notably the Yak-18, Yak-11, Yak-12, Yak-23 and Yak-40. He is also the author or (mostly) co-author of a dozen of books on the history of Soviet aviation, published in English, in cooperation with Yefim Gordon and Dmitriy Komissarov. Dmitriy Komissarov is a respected authority on Russian and Soviet aviation. He works in the publishing industry and lives in Moscow.
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