Raceplanes Dance Over Kazan’s Cultural Landmarks
With only days to go before the third consecutive stop of the Red Bull Air Race in Kazan, Russia this weekend, three pilots from the World Championship ranks took the opportunity to view the Tatarstan capital from their raceplanes.
Nicolas Ivanoff, who is proud of having Russian heritage on his grandfather’s side, joined Juan Velarde and flew over two of Kazan’s famous domed structures, the Kremlin – a World Heritage site – and and the Ministry of Agriculture, with its 20-metre statue of a majestic tree.
Meanwhile, Mika Brageot, nimbly danced his raceplane through a double gate as just below, Tatar folk dancers expertly executed their own choreography, traditional to the Republic of Tartastan.
The Red Bull Air Race takes off over the Kazanka River this Saturday and Sunday, 15-16 June. Get your tickets HERE.