In the Face of Collapse, Russian Aviation Seeks Aid from Iran

Loudening Signals of Economic Distress

Shankar Narayan
9 min readNov 24, 2023

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Russia’s civil aviation sector is on the verge of collapse (Licensed Image)

The fastest flight between Kaliningrad and Vladivostok takes 12 hours and ten minutes. A domestic flight from the eastern edge to the western edge of Russia would cover an immense distance, as Russia is the largest country in the world by land area, stretching across Eastern Europe and Northern…

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Shankar Narayan

He didn't care what he had or what he had left, he cared only about what he must do.