An Su-30SM fighter jet. In 2019, military chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing personally inspected production of six of the jets being assembled for the Myanmar military at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant in Russia. / Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing’s website
By The Irrawaddy 23 June 2021
Coup maker Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and his entourage stopped in Irkutsk, in Russia’s Siberia region, on his way to Moscow on Sunday, according to an informed source.
The Airbus 319-112 (flight number MMA001) operated by Myanmar Airways International that carried the delegation stopped there for a few hours before heading to the Russian capital, where Min Aung Hlaing is attending a security conference.
Why Irkutsk? Russia’s 25th-largest…