MOSCOW, may 2 – RIA Novosti. Almost 5 million raised through crowdfunding to create a military film about the fighter pilot Lydia Litvyak, the shooting of which should begin in the fall of this year, reported RIA Novosti, the writer and producer of the film Andrew Shalopa.

“This is a serious, fairly big-budget movie production budget is over 300 million. To collect such sum by crowdfunding, at least so far, nobody has been able. In his time on the film “28 Panfilov” we have gathered 30 million, which was a huge amount of money. To date we have collected almost 5 million rubles, we had a little bit of their own funds. Currently negotiating with investors and look forward to the support of the state. We began preparation for filming, which is planned to start in autumn this year”, – said the Agency interlocutor.

Lydia Litvyak Hero of the Soviet Union, entered the Guinness Book of records as a female pilot, who won the greatest number of victories in aerial combat. Died in 1943 at the age of 21 years. Posthumously he was twice promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 1943 and to Lieutenant in 1990.