I disbelieved it the story when I first read the about it. It is a story about a World War Two bomber.
According thedrive.com article this appears to be the case
Russia was the first country to have bomber aircraft
When World War One started, military aviation was in its infancy. The flimsy airplanes available to the world’s military forces in August 1914 were used mainly for reconnaissance. Russia, considered backward in so many ways, was the only country to have a bomber– a four engine behemoth that dwarfed every other airplane in the world. This is a story about aircraft in Russia at that time.
Did you know that the Dreadnought class of ship sparked the 20th Century’s first arms race in 1906?