Why is the framework in the cockpits of Russian aircraft painted blue?

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Answer by Thomas Zerbarini:

The Russians did a lot of research in the 1950's on this and found that the turquoise color would assist crews in staying alert and calm, especially during high stress situations. You'll also find that McDonnell Douglas also used this color in their cockpits on the DC-7:

DC-9:

Thomas Zerbarini

Why is the framework in the cockpits of Russian aircraft painted blue?

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