In the Saratov region, the crews of the Tu-95MS strategic missile carriers performed scheduled flights in low temperatures. The flight duration was more than 10 hours. The flight crew of long-range aviation worked out takeoffs and landings, passing over the runway at low and extremely low altitude, flying along the route and tasks of navigation support for flights.
During the flight shift, the specialists of the engineering staff worked out the standards for training aircraft at sub-zero temperatures.
During the flight tasks, special attention was paid to the operation of de-icing systems, as well as all control systems.
Source - MoD