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    Russia and Cuba are in talks over the delivery of Il-96 passenger aircraft to the Caribbean country.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Moscow is currently discussing with Havana the possibility of selling the country its Il-96 passenger aircraft, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Thursday.

    "Cuba has been a regular purchaser of our aviation equipment, we are currently negotiating on large planes, I mean Il-96 assembled in Voronezh specifically for Cuba," Rogozin told Rossiya-24 television.

    He added that commercial cooperation with Cuba is being conducted using loans linked to the supply of equipment from Russia.

    The Ilyushin Il-96 is a long-haul wide-body aircraft powered by four PS-90 two-shaft turbofan jet engines.


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