Is Sukhoi aircraft military and industrial complex changing priorities? The situation concerning Russian weapons has been very strange since 1991, trade in arms is the strangest sphere certainly. At first, weapon producers, state mediators and commercial intermediaries could sell weapons. Then, only state mediators and producers, which were not yet incorporated, had a right to sell weapons. Further, the state-run monopoly Rosvooruzheniye was especially created for trade in arms. Then the state-run monopoly was transformed into another monopoly, Rosoboronexport. And so on. Although it is perfectly clear that if the Russian authorities want the domestic defense establishment to recover and to start production of new generation weapons, the defense establishment must obligatorily have its own share in the arms trade
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