The first association of civil airlines, Open Skies Alliance, has been established in Russia. It got a registration paper in late October, reports Viktor Fursov of this association. He spoke up at a round table at the State Civil Aviation Service /the GSGA/ under the Russian Transportation Ministry. It discussed problems of unification of Russian air carriers. "We have formed an alliance of financially independent airlines," said Fursov. "We developed the rules and passed them to the Civil Aviation Service to be used by other airlines while setting up similar structures". Fursov, however, noted that a legal base for such associations has to be created. For that, a special commission should be established for studying the Russian and foreign experience of aviation associations, he believes.
If one assumes that the two people who gave the interview indeed work for Russian special services, then they acted very unprofessionally and risky
Representatives of the Russian Defence Ministry said that the missile that shot down the passenger Boeing 777 aircraft over the Donbass on July 17, 2014, was manufactured in 1986