Yes, looking inward is totally the best idea for a nation with a history of despotism and a mix of paranoia and inferiority to the outside world. Who wants to board this plane?
Russian airlines may be obliged to undertake commitments to buy domestic aircraft under proposals outlined by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.
The move was one of several suggestions Rogozin made as he laid out a plan to reboot the domestic aviation industry.
“Our main task is to displace imported aircraft from the domestic market. What do you need for that? You need to gather everyone together; operators need to set targets for producers: what planes they need, what distances they should work on, what passenger parameters,” he said at an event in Nizhny Tagil.