I saw on another aviation web site that Interfax is reporting that Boeing has actually extended the deadline for SU to sign the 787 deal till Dec. 1st. This may not be too much of a surprise as the US and Russia come to terms on Russia's membership in the WTO. They're supposed to sign the agreement soon so perhaps the 787 deal is back on. Also interestingly enough, Boeing had commented on the WTO agreement:
Putin and Bush met yesterday in Moscow and I believe they will meet again in Hanoi.