The purchase of a French-made jet for the Russian president will help to cut presidential transport costs, Russian news site Gazeta.ru cited head of the presidential property management administration Vladimir Kozhin as saying. The Falcon-series jet, made by French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Falcon, will be the first foreign aircraft in the presidential air fleet. "For the first time in our operating experience we have set out to buy foreign-made aircraft," Gazeta.ru quoted Kozhin as saying in an interview with Ekho Moskvy radio station, adding, however, that another Falcon-series jet was already in the presidential squadron's service. A presidential property management administration spokesman refused to specify which plane is used. Kozhin said the main consideration when selecting the presidential aircraft was cutting transport costs. full story: http://en.rian.ru/russia/20100518/159064831.html Why is Russia buying Every thing from aboard these days? mainly France? Does Russia does not have similar jets.?