Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Russia flexes military muscles at its largest post-Soviet air show

Oh look, you have planes, congrats.

Russia opened its largest air show in post-Soviet history on Tuesday, showing off its growing military footprint and global assertiveness while seeking lucrative deals as it seeks to boost sagging aircraft development and production.

Reaching for those old glory days aren't you? Look, the Soviet Union fell, I know it hurts, but it's time to move on. Get your shit together, strengthen yourself back up and then we can talk about a new Cold War ok?

President Vladimir Putin, who last week announced that his country’s long-range bombers had resumed patrols over the word’s oceans, stressed Russia’s prominence in production of military aircraft but said it must be more competitive in creating passenger planes.

The world is a week away from a mass armwrestling match.


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