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Mathias Rust (II)

A daring act of defiance during the Cold War era or a slight accidental stunt was the fact that brought the name of Mathias Rust into the spotlight around the world. An inexperienced pilot, the 18 year-old German Rust landed a small airplane inside the Red Square on Moscow on 28 May, 1987, showing to the world that the powerful URSS actually had ... See full bio »

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 2007 La tele de tu vida (TV Series)
- Episode #1.16 (2007) ... Himself
 2005 80s (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Himself
 1998 Cold War (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- Star Wars (1998) ... Himself (uncredited)

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I thought every human on this planet is responsible for some progress, and I was looking for an opportunity to take my share in it. I was thinking I could use the aircraft to build an imaginary bridge between West and East, to show that a lot of people in Europe wanted to improve relations between our worlds. [from an interview with BBC World Service]


Son of a rich western Hamburg family, became world-famous when he flew from Finland to Moscow and landed his Cessna sports airplane just some hundred yards south of the Red Square, on a bus parking lot next to Basilius Cathedral (May 28, 1987) - stultifying the Soviet air defense. See more »

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