Soviet female combat aviators from the era of the Second World War referred to by the Germans as "night witches".
And as described in an article from the Russian Times [RT] young modern Russian women also wanting to have a career as a military pilot.
"Russia to resume training of female military pilots after numerous applications"
"The Russian Air Force will begin training female military pilots for the first time since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991" - - Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu.
“There are so many young women who want to become military pilots. We receive hundreds of letters [from them],” - - Shoigu.
“Therefore, we decided that this year we’ll recruit the first group of women to the Krasnodar Higher Military Aviation School,” - - Shoigu.
Personally I would consider myself to be remiss without mention of the most outstanding [?] Soviet female combat aviator of the Second World War. Anna Yegorova. A person whom we can have the greatest admiration for, without question. Even head and shoulders beyond most men her record a superlative of the highest order. I would proudly fly backseat shotgun in an Il-2 for Anna any day!!
"Sr.Lt. Anna Alexandrovna Timofeyeva-Yegorova . . . 23 September 1916 – 29 October 2009) was a pilot in the Red Army Air Force (VVS) during the Second World War. She flew in total 277 liaison, reconnaissance and ground-attack missions. She was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union."
"Only younger [sisters] will understand me. We're following in the footsteps of older [sisters]. You are looking up to your [sister]. You want to do the same things. You want to do as good as [she] and do it even better". - - Klitschko.