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International Balloon Meeting

Every year, balloonists from all over the world flock to Velikiye Luki for what is the biggest hot-air ballooning competition in Russia. The first balloonists took to the skies in the Pskov district in 1996, and this year 48 teams from 7 countries have arrived to take part in the championship. We’re going to take a closer look at what’s involved in a ballooning competition, and tell you what it’s like to go up in the air for the first time.

Director Sofiya Iofa

Presenter Lyudmila Shiryaeva

Year 2010

Duration 00:23:40

Director Sofiya Iofa

Presenter Lyudmila Shiryaeva

Every year, balloonists from all over the world flock to Velikiye Luki for what is the biggest hot-air ballooning competition in Russia. The first balloonists took to the skies in the Pskov district in 1996, and this year 48 teams from 7 countries have arrived to take part in the championship. We’re going to take a closer look at what’s involved in a ballooning competition, and tell you what it’s like to go up in the air for the first time.

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