Two years ago, Russia’s storied aerospace industry – much like the country itself – entered the 2013 MAKS air show near the crest of a wave of prosperity. Then everything changed. Beginning with riots in Kiev, the annexation of Crimea, aggression in eastern Ukraine, economic sanctions, the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and plummeting oil prices, Russia enters this year's MAKS event mired in an economic slump and marked as a global pariah. Its aerospace industry is hardly faring better, despite increasing defence spending.
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