Russia’s Ministry of Labor has prepared a draft of a presidential decree that will require civil servants to choose Russian carriers when traveling on business, except when only foreign carriers serve a necessary route or if fares are sold out for a particular date. The mandate is one of several recent moves by the government to support the Russian airline industry during a time when passenger numbers are decreasing. In March, the Russian government approved a bill to reduce the ...

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