Publication in The American Conservative

altJuly 22, 2022

Dmitry Simes Jr., the author of The American Conservative, in the article “Are sanctions hurting Russia?” analyzed the economic situation in our country over the past three months, interviewing experts and business representatives. Alexey Butrimov, CEO of BJet, shared his opinion, in particular about the development of aviation, with an American journalist:

“Sanctions against Russia are a blessing in disguise. On the one hand, we look with sadness at all the problems caused by the sanctions, but we also understand deep down that we can finally resurrect our aviation.

Now that we are in a situation where we have nothing to lose, the only way forward is to create our own aviation system. Russia still has factories for the production of military aircraft, and in the current situation, all we need to do is expand the production of military aircraft to the civilian sector.

We are seeing the emergence of new small companies that produce key components, and