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October 15, 2014
Russia to Conduct Observation Flights Over Canada and US
Moscow (RIA Novosti) Oct 15, 2014
A team of Russian aviation inspectors will conduct observation flights over Canada and the United States under the Treaty on Open Skies, the head of the Russian National Center for Reducing Nuclear Threat Sergei Ryzhkov has said. "Under the international Treaty on Open Skies, a team of Russian inspectors plans to carry out two consecutive observation flights on a Tu-154M-LK1 aircraft over the territory of Canada and the United States," Ryzhkov said. It will be the 32nd and 33rd Russian obser ... read more

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