The Russian Government has set aside about $3.918 bn for purchasing foreign aircraft leased by Russian airlines, reports TASS. In a meeting of the Committee on Transport and the Development of Transport Infrastructure, the Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation, Vitaly Savelyev said: “We are trying to buy planes from foreign lessors; this is an issue that we have looked at extensively. And the government has already allocated about 300 billion rubles. Aeroflot has already used the funds to buy 10 long-haul aircraft.” The Russian government has also allocated $3.08 bn for Russian carriers to take delivery of new

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