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#701 2007-08-24 13:11 GMT-5 hours    
Rich Russian tries to buy U.S. bomber at airshow: paper
Reuters
Friday, August 24, 2007; 5:26 AM
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A wealthy Russian tried to buy a U.S. B-52 bomber from a
group of shocked American pilots at an airshow near Moscow, a Russian
newspaper reported on Friday.
The unidentified Russian, wearing sunglasses and surrounded by bodyguards,
approached the U.S. delegation and asked to buy the bomber, the
Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper said.

An astounded member of the U.S. delegation said the bomber was not for sale
but that it would cost at least $500 million if it were to be sold on the
spot.
"That is no problem. It is such a cool machine," the Russian was quoted as
saying by the newspaper, which said its reporter overheard the conversation.
The bomber was not sold.
Russia's new rich, who built fantastic fortunes trading commodities and
contacts after the fall of the Soviet Union, have made a name for themselves
as ostentatious purchasers of everything from British football clubs to
Faberge eggs.

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#702 2007-08-24 13:25 GMT-5 hours    
Wow, now let's put up Mr. Putin for sale... Sometimes too much money makes people crazy...

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#718 2007-08-26 13:56 GMT-5 hours    
Why would he want to buy a fifty year-old aircraft? 500 Mil! I am glad I am not buying cars from the USAF...

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#761 2007-08-28 01:18 GMT-5 hours    
I'd personally have gone for the F-22.

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#766 2007-08-28 10:29 GMT-5 hours    
Into expensive toys then Ray?

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#770 2007-08-28 12:02 GMT-5 hours    
Well, you know, go for the best when money is no object. Besides, the F-22 just sounds a bit more fun to me.

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