Russia Shows Off Military Hardware in AirAsia Search

January 6, 2015 8:31 PM

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Among the countries scouring the Java Sea off Indonesia for the wreckage of the AirAsia Bhd. jetliner that crashed 10 days ago, one name stands out: Russia.

Russia sent two aircraft and 22 deep water divers on Jan. 2 at the request of the Indonesian government, Eduard Chiziykov, the head of Russia’s Emergencies Ministry operations group in Indonesia, told reporters today in Central Kalimantan. The Russian role in the search contrasts with its absence fr...

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