Brazilian Defense Minister Jose Viegas declared that the tender to buy 12 fighters for the country's air force would be resumed in 2004. The decision is motivated by a lack of governmental funds to implement welfare programs. The contract to purchase new fighters is estimated at 700 million dollars.
The Russian SU-35 aircraft is one of the tender's favorites. According to assessments by Brazilian pilots and military experts, the plane outstrips its main competitors in all performance characteristics. The main rival of the Sukhoi fighter in the tender is the Mirage 2000-5BR of joint French-Brazilian make.
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
More than 5.8 million people voted for Nicholas Maduro at the presidential election in Venezuela. This is more than a quarter of registered voters. Why did those people vote for the man, who, as Western media write, took Venezuela to the brink of collapse?
It has long been understood that the West has been trying to subject Russian borders to total control. We have not seen such activity even during the Cold War