KrasAir, a Russian airline company, is planning to lease eight DC-9airplanes until 2003, General Director of the company Boris Abramovich saidat a press conference 'The Siberian Transport Node' held in Krasnoyarsktoday. The General Director was quoted as saying by the end of this yearthe Board of Directors of KrasAir will consider the issue of signing anagreement about supplying DC-9 airplanes by Ansett Aviation Equipment, anAustrian leasing company. A DC-9 airplane is very similar in its technicalcharacteristics to a Russian TU-154M, however, DC-9 has a longer flightdistance, Abramovich pointed out. .
Following Lithuania, Norway has joined the anti-Russian frenzy as well and declared a blockade against the Russian town of Barentsburg. However, Norway has not taken into account the fact that Svalbard is not its original territory