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Matthias Rust, a Hamburg based free lance financial analyst holds a model of Cessna 172 light airplane. He tells his story of flying a similar aircraft to then Soviet Moscow in 1987. His flight was motivated by the cold war and the failure of a previous summit between Soviet Union and the US. Rust wanted to give negotiations a new impetus by defying the Soviet air defense with with his light weight civilian aircraft with which he managed to land in the Red Square in central Moscow.