1941: Merry Christmas to All Loyal Comrades of the Victorious Soviet!

Santa and Soviet Polikarpov I-16

I couldn’t pass up this Christmas figurine of Santa Claus piloting a WWII-era Soviet Polikarpov I-16, complete with red star markings on the vertical stabilizer.

Ryssän hävittäjä 7-16 teki pakkolaskun Riskan lahdelle.

Santa crashes while delivering presents in Siberia. (Actually a Polikarpov I-16 after an emergency landing near the village of Riiska on the Karelian IsthmusDecember 10, 1941.)

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