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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

World of Flight as Seen Through Russian Eyes

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Last week's hijackings and terrorist attacks have drawn attention to the aviation industry both in the United States and worldwide, and there's a web site there to cover all the breaking news.

Calling itself the information server for Russian aviation, www.avia.ru is updated daily.

The site pays special attention to recent airline disasters and subsequent investigations. News from New York and Washington -- where passenger jets were crashed into the World Trade Center and Pentagon -- is featured at the top of the page.

The site has kept up with other events in the aviation industry. The Air Force News section carries news from international and Russian military aviation, reporting recent sales of military aircraft and equipment.

Russia's agreement to sell five Tu-204-120 cargo planes to China has been a hot topic lately, and the site carries all the details on the $32 million-a-plane deal.

Besides the main technical characteristics of the each plane, historical information is also provided.

The Catalog section, one of the more in-depth features of the site, gives detailed information on all aircraft -- both military and civilian -- currently operating throughout the world. You can also find out about aircraft currently being produced in 12 countries by more than 20 manufacturers.

By choosing the Russia and Civilian Aviation categories in the catalog, you can see information on more than 40 civilian aircraft produced domestically and currently in service worldwide.

The Laws section of the site gives all legislation affecting the aviation industry, including the full text of the Convention on International Civil Aviation and various Russian regulations.

Another section describes Russian aviation clubs, while the Interview section features discussions of important personalities in the aviation sector.