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|Il-14 on the Tushino airfield|
|IATA: none – ICAO: UUUS|
|Elevation AMSL||420 ft / 128 m|
|Coordinates||55°49′6″N 037°25′36″E / 55.81833°N 37.42667°E / 55.81833; 37.42667Coordinates: 55°49′6″N 037°25′36″E / 55.81833°N 37.42667°E / 55.81833; 37.42667|
Tushino airfield (Russian: Аэродром Тушино) (ICAO: UUUS) is a general aviation airfield located in Tushino, in the northwest part of Moscow, Russia. During the Cold War it was the site of military airshows which reviewed the latest in Soviet innovation. These were held on the Soviet Air Fleet Day.
In 1991, Tushino Air Field was used to host the free Monsters of Rock concert, featuring Metallica, AC/DC and Pantera to an estimated crowd between 150,000 and 500,000 people, with some unofficial estimates as high as 1,600,000, on the behest of Mikhail Gorbachev, before being ushered from power.
The stadium of Spartak Moscow is to be built on the site of the airport.
- Soviet air shows, for which Tushino airfield is notable
- "September 28, 1991 - Moscow, Russia". Metallica.com. Retrieved 2012-11-09.
- ^ Schmidt, William E. (1991-09-29). "Heavy-Metal Groups Shake Moscow". The New York Times (NYTimes.com). Retrieved 2010-01-15.
- ^ "Monsters of Rock hit Moscow". Eugene, Oregon: The Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. 1991-09-29. p. 5A. Retrieved 2010-01-17.
- Official website
- Metallica on tour (subscription required)