We read in our Lonely Planet guide that this route - Khorog to Dushanbe in Tajikistan - was the only route that Aeroflot paid its pilots danger pay during Soviet times. Completely justified. Take a look at the video at this post to see why.
Read more about and see the video from this beautiful and terrifying flight.
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