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    Russian tries to buy bomber

    REUTERS
    Updated: 6:04 a.m. ET Aug 24, 2007
    MOSCOW - A wealthy Russian tried to buy a U.S. B-52 bomber from a group of shocked American pilots at an airshow near Moscow, a Russian newspaper reported on Friday.

    The unidentified Russian, wearing sunglasses and surrounded by bodyguards, approached the U.S. delegation and asked to buy the bomber, the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper said.

    An astounded member of the U.S. delegation said the bomber was not for sale but that it would cost at least $500 million if it were to be sold on the spot.

    “That is no problem. It is such a cool machine,” the Russian was quoted as saying by the newspaper, which said its reporter overheard the conversation. The bomber was not sold.

    Russia’s new rich, who built fantastic fortunes trading commodities and contacts after the fall of the Soviet Union, have made a name for themselves as ostentatious purchasers of everything from British football clubs to Faberge eggs.



    WOW!!! Too bad no Russian Tu-95 BEAR (TUPOLEV) bombers will be at this weekend's Cape Cod Airshow. I know they can get here, the local Air National Guard used to fly out to say "привет" when the Bears were flying to/from Cuba.


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    Why, he wanted the bomber to fly over his keep. Otherwise it would take to much of time.


    And wait, isn't it the photo of the British jet escorting the Russian bomber over Atlantic? I wonder why it wears a star on its feather?
    Я так думаю.

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    *British Yeah, I was wondering the same thing about the star on the feather.
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