|The Buran's painted side|
It was not a success. The Buran was not restored, rather a coat of paint was slapped on it, with even missing tiles and scorch marks simply painted over. Worse, as the photo below shows, they only painted one side of the Buran, leaving the other in its dilapidated state. Oh, and the plywood rudder is a nice touch.
Spectators were not impressed, with one quoted as saying, "How could they possibly exhibit this junk?" At the EnglishRussia link above there is more commentary, as well as many more pictures -- including shots of the stripped cabin, the missing windows and nose assemblage, the decaying wings and many other details.
|The other side of the Buran|
|The plywood rudder|