Sukhoi set to unveil new passenger plane
This is the first passenger jet to come out of Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union. It is produced at a former secret military facility in the Far East.
It is hoped the Sukhoi Superjet 100 will mark the beginning of a renaissance in Russia's civil aviation industry.
Aviation officials hope the new aeroplane will have an overseas market as well.
The Sukhoi Superjet-100 is promising to be much cheaper than many of its competitors. The company says that it is going to be more fuel-efficient and more comfortable for passengers.
Vladimir Pirozhkov, the Superjet-100 livery designer, says the idea behind the airliner’s livery was the Russian flag: “I think it’s quite cool and very optimistic and very symbolic”.