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Russia MAKS Air Show

Russian pilot group the "Russian Knights" along with the "Strizhi" group perform at the opening of the MAKS Air Show in Zhukovsky outside Moscow.

World's Top Planemakers Show Off Goods at Russian Air Show

The world's top aircraft makers, scenting a major opportunity in replacing ageing Russian air fleets, will be touting their wares at Moscow's MAKS air show this week in the hope of winning a big slice of that multi-billion dollar market.

Russia needs to replace hundreds of planes as rising passenger numbers drive higher demand, yet many orders are set to go to overseas planemakers.

Reporting by Megan Davies, REUTERS.

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