50 thoughts on “Russian President’s Plane”

    • The questions of poverty vs privilege still persist! Karl Marx would curse us all big time.

      The communist ideal was never achieved on a large scale.

      The democratic ideal is not achievable under the current conditions either.

      The biggest joke is that the USA is going communist as fast as the Russian Republic is going towards capitalism.

      The poor still suffer, the rich still engage in ostentatious displays of wealth, and the common men/women still work their asses off for fat-cats.

      Golden aeroplanes hmph! indeed.

    • Hei what is you business to tell Mr.Putin what to do Russian peo0ple live million times better then you can ever imagine i mean what have you know about Russia we r happier then any of you americans

      • Really? If Russians are happier than Americans, why are they so angry all of the time? Might it be that they are living in poverty? If I lived in Russia where the seniors, who worked all of their lives, received a pension that is barely enough money to survive on(who can live on $250 a month), I would be extremely angry to see that the government is spending money on gold hardware for a plane. If you can’t see a problem with that, then you are a blind puppet of the “democratic” Russian government.

        • With the price of food in russia 250 dollars a month is plenty, and since they all got free housing during the soviet era they don’t pay rent. THey also don’t pay transport or medical fees.

          • Can’t we just say we both live in countries who don’t provide enough for everyone? Besides, all the Russians I’ve met have been A-OK with me, a little weird sometimes, but super nice!

            p.s. – my anti-spam word for this post was “KGB” HAH!

  1. I should not have criticized Bush so much after seeing how much money Putin is wasting. Russians that have $$$ (mafia, oil, etc.) always like things such as gold toilets, etc. People that blame the US have not seen what is going on in other counties.

    • Friends

      No matter which part of Europe are you from YOU ALL NEED TO KNOW that Black Slavery is over in United States, instead US Government have made numerous European slaves calleD US MODERN SLAVERY SYSTEM. europeans are just paying and dieing, killing their own people just to extend USA EMPIRE. Eueopeans don’t take this personally this is true. US Goernment want to influence China and Russia by making a presence in middle east or Asia in general, poor europeans don’t know anything about it. Europeans !!!!!
      Please try to get ride of U.S GOVT Slavery first before you pass any comments about anything else, If you don’t believe it set back and do your own research cant you ??

      PARWIZ

  2. If we cant keep nice communist traditions, like building things completly out of steel, marble, granite and reinforced concrete, we`ll stick to some more ancient traditions, that come with white fabrics, gold platings and green malakhite thingies.

  3. “there are no il 86. Only il 82. President plane is a wide body il 96, and yes its a Yeltsin taste.”

    Comment by max β€” January 26, 2007 @ 1:27 am

    Off course there is. Il-86 is a model of Ilyushin desing bureau. There is not a such thing as Il-82.

    Check your facts.

  4. If I was a Russian politician, I would have had it tricked out like in that movie Soul Plane. It would have a disco ball, DJ and and a thumpin’ system. I would have some hot little Russian girlies workin’ it too.

  5. Love your site, needs some corrections.
    Cost, not costed.
    Interior, not inner.
    These days.
    used as a reverve (one is implied and redundent)

  6. #25
    I once worked with a guy that wore cardigans with a patina. I never thought they were charming though. Maybe he was royalty?

    #16 Please, be real. This is not solid gold!!

    If he heally had class, he would of done it up like the legendary amber room. Now that was class ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amber_Room)
    All of you who criticize this for being extravagant, please understand that it could have been worse.
    -jcp-

  7. “the American pretension to humility” – man i just HAVE to thank you for the last 5 minutes i spent under the table laughing))) good times, good times..

  8. You’d think that after spending $40,000,000 on such an extravagant interior they would think to have a closet for the ironing board, not just strapping it to the wall.

  9. are you serious? the pension is $250 a month!!! in russia? surely you meant per week? right?
    Pension here in Ireland is 300 euro per week ($500)

    • You don’t need to spend money on food etc as much as in Ireland, for example. 250 USD is not much, but you can get more with it than in many western countries.

  10. No one needs that luxury, luxury spoils people. Look at putin, oficially he only gets his salary of about 50 000$ or something like that per year and thats it.

  11. Sorry, but in this time I doubt somebody wants to live in the usa. At this time when the United States is like a sinking ship so inevitable due to a financial crisis of immense proportions, and that affects all nations of the world, I doubt anyone wants to live in the United States. On the other hand, trying to give an opinion as objective as possible, Russia presents a more hopeful economic outlook presented by the United States. The economic policy of President Bush was very wrong and can be regarded as a flop.

    Talking of another topic, let me ask you what the American citizens think about how the president-elect Barak Obama may withdraw troops from Iraq when faced with opposition from the U.S. Military Industrial Complex?
    Thanks for your ANSWER

    • Oh, a dollar for every nitwit socialist I come across on these pages. America is through, eh? Where have I heard that before? JApan, Germany, Commies IN USSR, they all say it, and USA is still here.
      I have been to the USSR it is a giant failed experiment. And now, every time the stock market takes a dive, socialists rub their hands and hope that now it’s USA’s turn. China, that new economic power, is a power because of CAPITALISM, communism is a FAILURE, ask the Russkies.

  12. Sorry, but in this time I doubt somebody wants to live in the usa. At this time when the United States is like a sinking ship so inevitable due to a financial crisis of immense proportions, and that affects all nations of the world, I doubt anyone wants to live in the United States. On the other hand, trying to give an opinion as objective as possible, Russia presents a more hopeful economic outlook presented by the United States. The economic policy of President Bush was very wrong and can be regarded as a flop.

    Talking of another topic, let me ask you what the American citizens think about how the president-elect Barak Obama may withdraw troops from Iraq when faced with opposition from the U.S. Military Industrial Complex?
    Thanks for your kindly answer

  13. So many nice pictures here! I am swooning from the “Open page in new tab”, now I have browsing for days!

    That is one ugly airplane inside and out, a total waste, they obviously have not had money for very long.

    What is with the Czarist stuff? Why is that on the plane? The Czar is dead for like 90 years. His family is dead. That is a dead symbol.

    Will Russia ever have a Czar again? Perhaps Putin?

    • No since russians czarists (political party) think that Putin is a scumbag. They don’t want someone from the Romanoc dynasty since they are all dead. They want someone from tghe previous dynasty back, the Riuriks. Their is a survivor, descendant of czar Ivan The Terrible. He is praised by russian imperialist and is known to be an “underground oligarch”

  14. Wow, a sense of style like that can only be described as “halfway between Donald Trump and Persian nightclub owner”

    yes you can quote me

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