Although the red star is originally linked to communism of course, it suprises me that they feel the need to change it now, so many years after the fall of communism and the USSR.
Politics aside, I personally regret this move because that simple red star is such a good-looking marking.
This aircraft has some blue in the star - does anyone know if this is the new look?
Photo © Oleg Chaplin
Disclaimer: I don't subscribe to the views of the website I linked to. I first saw this news in Dutch-language media, but couldn't find another link in English.
[Edited 2009-02-08 12:56:33]