Lidia Zvereva (1890-1916) was the first Russian woman (8th in the world) to get a pilot licence when she received licence number 31 on August 10, 1911 at the Russian Aviation Association Flying School at Gatchina.
On May 19, 1914, she looped a Morane, the first woman to do so, making her the first female aerobatic pilot in the world.
In 1913, thanks to a military contract, Lidia Zvereva and her husband, Vladimir Slusarenko, organized an assembly plant of Farman and Morane aircraft. By the summer of 1914, productivity was one-two aircraft/month. However, by 1918, the factory closed due to severe disruptions of supplies and manpower created by the revolutions.