Ruslan flew to the USA: why did Russia send medical aid to the Americans


Russia sent the An-124 Ruslan heavy transport plane with medical assistance to the United States, when in our country there are not enough medical masks, antiseptics and gloves for the prevention of coronavirus.


It’s clear that one plane is political gesture, in contrast to the real help of Italy. But how adequate and timely is it?

A week ago, the Kremlin sent 11 aircraft to help Rome, despite the fact that Russia has already begun problems with the COVID-19 pandemic. The infection is spreading, the regions are "self-insulating", employers drive many people on unpaid leave. In established quarantine mode, something from Orwell is already visible. The situation is gradually being pumped up.

With the need to help Italy, everything is clear. This country is one of the few in the European Union that has frankly fronts, occupying a pro-Russian position. Ordinary residents of the peninsula are grateful to Moscow, which causes irritation in Brussels, Paris and Berlin. European media have sharply criticized Italy’s assistance to Russia and China.

With the United States, the situation is different. The Hegemon was unable to prevent the entry of coronavirus into its territory and quickly turned into the largest outbreak of the pandemic. President Trump voices negative forecasts that hundreds of thousands of Americans could die from infection. Against this background, sending a Russian airplane with medical help looks extremely ambiguous.


A presidential campaign is underway in the United States; elections are scheduled for November. If Donald Trump accepts the help of Moscow, his political opponents will accuse him of weakness, inability to cope with the epidemic and dance to the tune of Putin. If he refuses, these opponents will accuse Trump of ignoring help that could save the lives of Americans. Embarrassed, the president said:

Russia sent us a very, very large plane with many things, medical equipment. It is very cute.


Spokesman for Vladimir Putin Dmitry Peskov believes that the fact of assistance on the initiative of Moscow gives hope to count on retaliatory steps on the part of the United States, when they establish a mass production of medical goods and equipment. Yes of course.

If you call a spade a spade, then in the case of the United States, sending one plane is a political gesture, and not very well thought out. The answer from Washington, if there is one, is clearly not the same as the one counted on in the Kremlin.
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  1. 123 Offline
    123 (123) April 1 2020 11: 44
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    If you call a spade a spade, then in the case of the United States, sending one plane is a political gesture, and not very well thought out. The answer from Washington, if there is one, is clearly not the same as the one counted on in the Kremlin.

    Do not judge people by yourself. The USA is far from all right, they need help, it was just a gesture of goodwill. Counting on any dividends is stupid.
    One way or another, many will help, as far as I know, in the post-Soviet space, everyone turned to her, with the exception of Ukraine and Turkmenistan. Even But father with a medical tractor and proud Baltic Europeans.
    As for the United States, it is not easy for them now. Trump says the prospect of 100 dead is a good option.

    1. S.V.YU Offline
      S.V.YU April 1 2020 14: 33
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      Wow! They squeezed out a tear! USA - THE ENEMY! The enemy is open and Vile! They will take this step of the GDP as a gesture of VASALIAN devotion!
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        123 (123) April 1 2020 15: 25
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        Wow! They squeezed out a tear! USA - THE ENEMY! The enemy is open and Vile! They will take this step of the GDP as a gesture of VASALIAN devotion!

        Yes, nevermind how they perceive it. The trouble for everyone, had the opportunity to help - helped.
      2. albor.ru Offline
        albor.ru (Alexander) April 2 2020 07: 07
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        I do not agree. Vassal dependence is not visible - for she is voluntary!
        We just pretended to help (for the United States, 1 plane is FUF!), And they pretended to be grateful (for in fact, they perceived the gesture simply as a freebie, which does not oblige us to anything).
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          Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) April 2 2020 13: 50
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          What a freebie, this is not a gift, the freight is paid, it's just a bargain. Surprised that they rubbed you here?

          https://www.rosbalt.ru/world/2020/04/02/1836023.html
  2. Afinogen Offline
    Afinogen (Afinogen) April 1 2020 11: 50
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    The answer from Washington, if it is, is clearly not the same as the one counted on in the Kremlin.

    They will thank for the help with additional sanctions and all sorts of dirty tricks of Russia. This is without a doubt. To be honest, I do not understand this move. Well, Italy - it’s understandable, it seems like I asked, it treats us normally, they always say that we are forced to impose sanctions against you. Yes, and politically. Drive a wedge, sow discord in the camp of the enemy. Why Americans? They are vile, deceitful, they don’t remember the good. It’s the same as if Stalin sent help to Hitler in the midst of World War II.
    1. Monster_Fat Offline
      Monster_Fat (What's the difference) April 1 2020 11: 56
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      Spokesman for Vladimir Putin Dmitry Peskov believes that the fact of assistance on the initiative of Moscow gives hope to count on retaliatory steps on the part of the United States, when they establish a mass production of medical goods and equipment.

      In the Kremlin - "the country of fairies, unicorns and fluttering pink elephants" and not so "consider". yes laughing Trump has already responded in his "blog": "It's so sweet." And that’s all. yes
    2. albor.ru Offline
      albor.ru (Alexander) April 2 2020 07: 13
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      To be honest, I do not understand this move

      This is an element of the game and the creation of an informational occasion - 1 aircraft for 300 million residents - this is not 17 aircraft for 50 million Italians.
      Russia tried a little bit to humiliate the United States ... - (you sanction us, and we help you). But the USA are fat-skinned guys ... They wanted to spit on humiliation, but to refuse a freebie in the West is a sign of bad taste in TOP of stupidity !!!
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    Regis (Sergey Kopan) April 1 2020 12: 28
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    Usually they provide help, not counting on an answer, otherwise then this is called not help, but somehow in a different way. As for the very fact of providing such "insignificant" assistance, Russia will not be able to support the USA in the part of dressings and other things, and it’s just someone who will save our lives.
    1. Lieutenant Rzhevsky I April 1 2020 12: 34
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      Quote: Regis
      Usually they provide help, not counting on an answer, otherwise then this is called not help, but somehow in a different way.

      It’s cruel. This is a blow to universal values, how many liberals are concussed by this phrase.
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        Regis (Sergey Kopan) April 1 2020 13: 20
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        Why should the liberals feel sorry? They are like frogs in a swamp.
        1. Lieutenant Rzhevsky I April 1 2020 14: 55
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          Do not insult the frogs with such a comparison, they are useful. I mean frogs.
    2. S.V.YU Offline
      S.V.YU April 1 2020 14: 37
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      To save the life of ENEMIES fed on hatred for the USSR, and now for Russia? Yes, even let everyone rest there! Try GDP ask them for help - do not wait !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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      2. Dear sofa expert. April 1 2020 23: 48
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        The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) told Russian intelligence services that helped prevent explosions in St. Petersburg, including the Kazan Cathedral, Interfax reported December 17, citing the press service of the Russian president.

        17 December 2017 19: 53
      3. Ser sash Offline
        Ser sash (Ser Sash) April 2 2020 10: 58
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        There is such an American sociological center - the Gallup Institute, which conducts annual polls around the world on various topics. So, according to his polls, in the 90s, zero, Americans were a nation, the best in the world related to Russia.
        1. Platunova Tatyana (Platunova Tatyana) April 3 2020 14: 36
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          Why would they feel bad? British scientists have long discovered that if cows are given music every day, milk will be sweeter and fatter. I think that meat is also ... (even without their "discoveries").
  4. Lieutenant Rzhevsky I April 1 2020 12: 28
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    If Donald Trump accepts the help of Moscow, his political opponents will accuse him of weakness, inability to cope with the epidemic and dance to the tune of Putin. If he refuses, these opponents will accuse Trump of ignoring help that could save the lives of Americans.

    Threw yeast into the cesspool. Not all the living dead included in the election race will withstand the heat of the struggle and will be able to cross the finish line even on a stretcher.
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      Igor Aviator (Igor Aviator) April 2 2020 08: 12
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      Quote: Lieutenant Rzhevsky I
      Threw yeast into the cesspool.

      Well yes! Total ONE the plane, and how much rot in the comments popped up, it is already seething!
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    steelmaker April 1 2020 12: 39
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    I have one “fan” of Putin at work. He defends and justifies everything no matter what Putin does. But with this plane, with a hundred witnesses, his tongue did not turn in defense to say something. I insist - provoke, and he smiles like crazy and is silent. When a hundred people are in the shower, even the “fans” are ashamed to defend the open fawning!
    1. Dear sofa expert. April 1 2020 23: 49
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      Tell me, where does this “fan” work?
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    3. Platunova Tatyana (Platunova Tatyana) April 3 2020 14: 42
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      Your team is rotten, it seems to me. It is difficult for your steelmakers to cook quality steel.
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    nnz226 (Nikolai) April 1 2020 12: 51
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    Sands so naive ??? Western cattle are ungrateful creatures, and you will not wait for help from them!
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    sergey1071963 April 1 2020 15: 41
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    Do not do good - you will not receive evil.

    It is the United States that is more relevant. The larger the plane, the more evil and dirt it will bring back to Russia in the future, although in the present, except for evil and hatred for the people, and not for the elite, it is not observed.
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    kriten (Vladimir) April 1 2020 16: 23
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    Everyone is looking for approaches in the Kremlin to be allowed to kiss the owner’s shoe ...
    1. Platunova Tatyana (Platunova Tatyana) April 3 2020 14: 48
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      Have you ever met other relationships between people? Only kiss shoes?
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    69 April 1 2020 19: 12
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    This is tantamount to a pardon of Chikatilo.
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    RFR (RFR) April 1 2020 19: 16
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    In no region in pharmacies there are masks for sale, and millions send them to Americans - our enemies, as a thank you for all the good, another shame ...
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    Provincial_71 (Yuri) April 1 2020 22: 20
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    Perhaps, I agree with the article. To me, this "gesture" does not seem appropriate.
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    Gennady1959 (Gennady) April 1 2020 23: 05
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    Guys, don't judge Putin harshly.
    I guess he is like a living person. very suffering from loneliness. There is no wife, the daughters have grown up and FIG knows him where they are. Mistress??? You understand that with all his presidency, he is a man who grew up on the street. He, like any peasant, sometimes wants to drink beer, vodka, talk heart to heart for jizz. With whom to speak - around only subordinates, servants, lackeys - staff. You can’t wave a cup with them or have a heart-to-heart talk - they’ll immediately sit on the neck, then every word will be taken apart — political scientists will wash over. So he is trying to find approaches to himself as equal presidents, with whom you can talk on equal terms (and there are only two of them - Chinese and American).
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      A.Lex (Secret information) April 2 2020 09: 27
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      Gene, Gene ... wassat fool ?
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    Marzhecki (Sergei) April 2 2020 09: 50
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    Quote: 123
    Do not judge people by yourself

    Howl and take your own advice. hi
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    Gennady1959 (Gennady) April 2 2020 10: 16
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    Seriously speaking. In February 1945, the Americans bombed Dresden. About 30 civilians were killed, about 000% of the buildings were destroyed. In my opinion, this is a war crime of the Americans.
    Imagine that at this moment Stalin was sending humanitarian aid to Germany ... ..
    I understand that Putin is crawling to Stalin, like to the moon. Stalin served the people - Putin serves the oligarchs. After the pension reform, there is no faith in him.
    Russian-US relations on the brink of war. Sanctions aimed at destroying the Russian economy, US tanks 80 km from St. Petersburg, missiles in Poland and Romania, etc. etc.
    In war, as in war. Helping the enemy is an act of betrayal of their people.
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    Dimy4 (Dmitriy) April 2 2020 10: 37
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    And the answer from Washington was already:

    It is very nice.
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    Ser sash (Ser Sash) April 2 2020 11: 02
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    Not, of course, amid the situation in our country, squandering resources looks at least strange.
    But on the other hand, there is a drop in the ocean, but they become obliged. And if they forget the good, then they will be bad. A small fee for image victory.
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    Oleg Rambover (Oleg Rambover) April 2 2020 23: 48
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    It's funny. The Russian authorities have so long and stubbornly instilled hatred towards the United States for their fellow citizens and have greatly succeeded in this matter (some people have a war in their heads), but this hatred turns against the authorities themselves as soon as they enter into relations with the United States.
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    isofat (Sergei) April 3 2020 00: 30
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    How much money did the USA spend on shaping the image, that Russia is an enemy? A lot of. Forces, money and time. And such steps hit the effectiveness of American propaganda.
    1. Oleg Rambover Offline
      Oleg Rambover (Oleg Rambover) April 3 2020 12: 57
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      If this were the effectiveness of American propaganda, they would not accept help. How much, by the way, did you spend?
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    kriten (Vladimir) April 3 2020 10: 06
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    This is the desire of the Kremlin to get access to the owner for kissing shoes in a fit of devotion ....
  20. Oleg Rambover Offline
    Oleg Rambover (Oleg Rambover) April 3 2020 13: 03
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    Maybe we will consider this a response to the Provide Hope operation of the Americans?
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    Rum rum (Rum rum) April 6 2020 19: 43
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    Pan Marzhetsky!
    So you are still a liberal and Russophobe!
    And I thought you were a decent person. So, the first impression is the most true. recourse