marat wrote:Same as capability of such "clients" to actually pay will shrink.
The countries that are diversifying their supply base are typically growing economies that are slowly moving away from the US, but still keep good relations with it.
Turkey, Egypt, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Nigeria, Pakistan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, etc...
Then you have the traditional Russian-orientated countries that have good enough relations with the West to avoid sanctions too and secure growth. Kazakhstan, Vietnam, Algeria, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India and so on.
Neutral countries such as Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, most African states
But as for the Il-96 I think it would primarily be of interest to exactly those sanctioned countries with bad relations with the West that Russia is willing to operate a credit line for in exchange for natural resource rights.
So Cuba, Venezuela, Syria, Belarus and so on.
Possibly some African states might be interested and Serbia too (if the Il-96 passenger version passes all certification in Europe).