By Wyatt Earp | August 8, 2009
Ooh, I want one! Where do I send the money?
MOSCOW – Russian investigators are probing the illegal sale of four fuselages of MiG-31 interceptor fighter jets that were sold off for as little as $5 (2.98 pounds), although worth $3.7 million each, RIA news agency said on Thursday.
Corruption is rife across Russia, with the country’s President Dmitry Medvedev repeatedly pledging to launch crackdowns and repeatedly complaining this week about officials who demand bribes.
The sale came to light after an anti-corruption check was carried out to see whether regulations were followed during the sale of items from the Sokol Aircraft Construction plant located in the Russian Volga city of Nizhny Novgorod, RIA reported. (H/T – )
Ya know, come to think of it, I could buy one for me – to get back and forth to work – and one for the wife – to make her shopping trips a lot more convenient. And when some jackass cuts us off, they get the 23mm cannon. It’s win, freakin’ win!