AirAsia: Russia stands out
Many are the countries that like to show off and claim to the world that they have invested this, donated that, while their aid carries their national flags in gory colors. Russia is one of those countries which prefers to offer aid in a dignified and discreet manner.
As regards AirAsia, Russia has sent one aircraft and twenty-two divers, this from January 2 after a request from the Indonesian Government. In 2004 after the devastating tsunami, the Russian field hospital was among the first items of foreign aid to arrive, totally ignored by the western Press and also not announced by Russia, because Moscow does not consider it proper to boast about foreign aid delivered.
Relations between Russia and Indonesia are good and close. In 2014 Indonesia bought 54 BMP-3 amphibious infantry fighting vehicles, Sukhoi Su-27 and Su-30 fighter planes.
Russian small missile ships - the Grad Sviyazhsk and the Great Ustyug - set off for a mission to the Mediterranean Sea
President Vladimir Putin has not released an official statement yet about his position on the issue of the pension reform in Russia