Over 100 Russians will get on a Russian Emergencies Ministry plane that landed in Baghdad on Sunday. This is the fourth emergency flight to Iraq. On Saturday night 150 Russians, Belarussians and Ukrainians left Baghdad for Moscow by the Il-62M plane. According to the Emergencies Ministry, another five flights will be made to the Iraqi capital till March 10. A source at the ministry indicated that Russians were not being evacuated but leaving the country of their own free will.
The aircraft to command and control troops in the event of a nuclear war is being built on the basis of the new wide-body Ilyushin Il-96-400M