- Title: Putin opens international MAKS air show near Moscow
- Date: 18th July 2017
- Summary: CROWD PUTIN SPEAKING ON PODIUM (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) RUSSIAN PRESIDENT, VLADIMIR PUTIN, SAYING: "In recent years, the aerospace complex has been provided with substantial state support: significant modernisation of the facilities has been carried out, and projects have been implemented to create new, competitive civilian equipment, including the Ka-62 helicopter and the MS-21 main liner. I also note that we still have strong positions in the military aircraft industry and the rocket and space sector. The potential of these industries will be strengthened in the future." SPACE EQUIPMENT ON DISPLAY EXHIBITION ATTENDANTS LOOKING AT EQUIPMENT SCIENTISTS IN PROTECTIVE CLOTHING INSIDE CUBICLE VARIOUS OF VLADIMIR PUTIN SPEAKING TO OFFICIALS AND TOURING EXHIBITION SPACE DETAIL OF SPACE INDUSTRY DISPLAY PLANE IN FLIGHT OVER GROUNDS / POSTER FOR MAKS 2017 ON STRUCTURE SUKHOI SUPERJET 100 IN FLIGHT PHOTOGRAPHER PRESIDENT'S PLANE ON AIRFIELD NEAR VIEWING STAND PUTIN PUTTING SUNGLASSES ON AND SPEAKING WITH RUSSIAN INDUSTRY AND TRADE MINISTER DENIS MANTUROV VARIOUS OF SU-30CM JET IN FLIGHT SPECTATORS LOOKING UP AT AIR SHOW SU-34 FIGHTER BOMBER IN FLIGHT AVIATION OFFICERS WATCHING AIR SHOW NEWEST SUKHOI T-50 JET IN FLIGHT PEOPLE WATCHING AIR SHOW T-50 JET IN FLIGHT / PEOPLE WATCHING DISPLAY T-50 JET IN FLIGHT PEOPLE WATCHING DISPLAY BE-200 ALTAIR, A MULTIPURPOSE AMPHIBIOUS AIRCRAFT, RELEASING WATER AS CROWDS LOOK ON
- Embargoed: 1st August 2017 15:56
- Keywords: Russia air show MAKS president Putin
- Location: ZHUKOVSKY, RUSSIA
- City: ZHUKOVSKY, RUSSIA
- Country: Russia
- Topics: Economic Events
- Reuters ID: LVA0036Q8S2MF
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- Story Text: Russia's aircraft makers took centre stage on the first day of a major air show near Moscow on Tuesday (July 18), with Russian President Vladimir Putin pledging to strengthen the industry further.
Putin joined officials on the viewing platform to watch the opening flight programme on the first day of the four-day MAKS air show.
According to MAKS-2017, the air show's programme involves 200 aircraft, with some taking part in the flight programme and others being showcased at the airfield.
Over 100 businesses from foreign countries are taking part in the MAKS-2017 event, which Russia hopes will shore up sales of Russian made aircraft.
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