A break in the embargo?
Here's something unusual.
Spokane airport noted via Twitter:
You may have seen a larger than usual plane in the skies above Spokane this afternoon. An Antonov AN-124 landed at Spokane International Airport earlier today.
The plane is branded with Volga-Dnepr.com. Looking at their website, they're a specialist air cargo firm. They handle pharmaceuticals, manufactured goods, big animals, and several other categories.
Spokane airport didn't give any further info about the flight, so it's still a mystery. The picture doesn't show any forklifts or trucks moving cargo.
Any commercial connection between US and Russia is welcome in this infinitely loony time!
Later, the airport added: "The Antonov needed a place to park for a couple of days and we were more than happy to assist." ... which still doesn't explain much.
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Pure stupid speculation: There's a lot of action lately around the cannabis space
as the IPO fraudsters say. Canada is all legal, Calif and Wash have been legal for a long time. DEA is finally starting to loosen up
in the direction of "medical" marijuana, which is of course not medical at all but the first face-saving step
toward plain old legalization. US freight companies are still locked into federal regulations which are getting stricter, not looser.
A Russian air freight company specializing in pharma wouldn't have the same limitations...??