About the author


Vladimir Petrovich Zakharov
Vladimir Petrovich Zakharov,
author of the book and website “The Wings of Gatchina”, is a retired lieutenant of the Soviet Air Force, a member of the St Petersburg Writers’ Association, and a local historian of Gatchina, where he lives.

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