Did the Soviets preform any combat airborne drops during WWII? I have heard of their Airborne troops doing ground operations, mostly as badly needed reinforcements, but have never heard of them preforming the role they actually trained to do.
There is some real cool pre-war footage of Soviets jumping. Just slide of the wing . I am sure a lot of people would pay for that privilege.4
Here is a Soviet docu on some paratroopers ops in WW2 with varying degrees of succes. Then again the paratroopers were really new at the time
I only know of two times the Soviets actually used paratroopers in airborne operations and not just as foot soldiers. One: Vyazma Airborne Operation in Smolensk aimed at encircling Army Group Center in early 1942. Two: Battle of Dnieper in the Ukraine from fall to winter 1943.