Rodion_Romanovic wrote: Furthermore in Soviet times most nations that received those kind of airplanes never paid soviet union for them, but got them practically for free.
Do provide that list.
Maybe you're not smoking any more but you ain't smoking any less.
I do not smoke and never did, maybe you do and I suggest you do not attack other forum members ....
Anyway, it is fully off topic, but, as you should know if you followed recent Soviet and Russian foreign policy...Russia wrote off the debt of many nations that bought weapons from soviet union and failed to pay.
In the last 20 years Russia wrote off 32billions dollar of Cuban debt, 20 billions from various African states, 9.5 billions from Vietnam, a similar amount from Nord Korea, 11 billions from Mongolia and about 10 billions from Syria
The aid was primarily through weapon deliveries, African countries owed nearly $20 billion.
“A few years ago, we wrote off several billion dollars in loans to African countries that were granted during the Soviet era, which we would never receive because in legal terms, it is very hard to prove the currency rate at which these funds were borrowed,” Lavrov explained.
Some loans were granted to organizations that fought for independence and were not state actors. In this case, it is impossible to demand payment of the debts, as they were not initially based on any international legal agreements.
According to estimates of independent experts, Russia has lost $140 billion dollars as a result of this unrecoverable debt.