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Spilve airport - main hall, Riga, Latvia
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Spilve Airport was first used as early as World War I. From 1937, regular commercial flights linked Spilve with Helsinki via Tallinn, Warsaw via Vilnius, Berlin and Moscow via Kaunas. After World War II it was rebuilt as the hub for Aeroflot (Soviet Airlines).  


The terminal building still remains as a notable example of Stalin's neoclassical architecture. The airfield was closed for regular flights in the late 1980s.

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Copyright: Vil Muhametshin
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Taken: 21/08/2011
Uploaded: 29/08/2011
Updated: 25/06/2014
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Tags: airports; vēsture; spilves lidlauks; lidosta; soviet; architecture; history; riga; latvija
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