Russian, French scientists study permafrost lakes in ArcticBusiness & Economy January 16, 18:09
Russian top doplomat calls upon leaders of Palestine’s parties to compromiseRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 16, 18:06
Siberian scientists to study Arctic 'anchor points' for development of Northern Sea RouteBusiness & Economy January 16, 17:57
IAC specialists join investigation of Tu-154 crash near SochiWorld January 16, 17:48
Russia’s top court to announce decision on Yukos case on January 19Business & Economy January 16, 17:19
Hundreds of mourners pay last respects to Aleksandrov Ensemble's conductorSociety & Culture January 16, 17:08
Poroshenko instructs ministry to file lawsuit against Russia to UN International CourtWorld January 16, 16:44
Moscow interested in talks on nuclear weapons with US without tying them to sanctionsRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 16, 16:44
Expert says Trump will focus just as much on Ukraine as ObamaWorld January 16, 16:12
CARACAS, July 19 (Itar-Tass) — Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez has expressed interest in acquiring Russia’s multipurpose fighters Su-35.
“I’ve sent a message to the Russian authorities demonstrating our interest in assessing opportunities for buying Su-35 fighters in the near future. We need to continue modernization of our defence power,” he said during his visit to Captain Manuel Rios Aerial Base on Wednesday.
“Security, defence and development of our country should be our paramount concern to guarantee the country’s independence that our revolution restored,” Chavez said. “Who could think that one day we will have in our fleet most modern fighters in the world? And now we have them.”
In 2006 the Venezuelan government signed a contract with Russia’s Sukhoi Aircraft Company to buy 24 multipurpose Su-30 fighters that that country now has in its fleet.