WORLD NEWS & ANALYSIS
Europe and Russia Seek To Reinforce Airbus Ties
PARIS A series of accords with Russia and Europe could considerably strengthen cooperation in the aerospace arena, particularly with EADS and its Airbus Industrie affiliate. The agreements, which are all preliminary, are part of a strategy elaborated by Russian President Vladimir Putin to anchor Moscow more firmly to the Western economy, and in particular that of Western Europe, which is seen as a useful counterweight to the U.S.
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