Interfax says that talks are under way on a deal that would envisage the supply of more than 50 Mi-17, Mi-35M and Mi-26T helicopters.
Russia has become the largest weapons supplier to Venezuela following recent deals to sell 100,000 Kalashnikov rifles, 24 Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets, and 53 helicopters.
Russia's advanced S-300 air-defense system (epa file photo)
BOOM TIMES: In 2005, Russia sold more than $6 billion in weapons to more than 60 countries around the world. The state arms exporter says it has $17 billion in orders in hand....(more)