Scant deals, snafus take shine off Russia airshow

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By Guy Faulconbridge and Anton Doroshev ZHUKOVSKY, Russia, Aug 23 (Reuters) - A dearth of major deals, traffic jams and sauna-like meeting rooms took the shine off Russia's efforts to showcase its aviation might this week, participants at the MAKS airshow said on Thursday. President Vladimir Putin has touted the biannual event near Moscow as a symbol of a revival of Russia's once mighty aviation industry, while top officials have presented the show as a rival to Le Bourget and ...

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