The 1st International Hydroaviation Airshow "GELENDZHIK '96" was held from 24th 'till 29th September 1996 at the Test Base of Beriev Aircraft Company and Gelendzhik Airport. Visiting aircrafts on the airport where also those two Mi-8T.
I do NEVER, NEVER, NEVER again take a picture like that in Russia - hopefully the camera was not equipped with today's digital dustsucking sensors :D Nikon's F4s proofed there again what she's worth ;)
One of the biggest things in Engels - a Bison Tanker Aircraft still active in 1997 !
This beauty has stayed in Engels, one of only three known examples of the Bison preserved in Russia. The other two where in Ryazan AB and Monino Museum.