Flight tests of the new Tu-214 aircraft began in Kazan

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Flight tests of the new Tu-214 aircraft, built at the Kazan Aviation Plant (KAZ) named after S.P. Gorbunov. According to preliminary data, the plane is intended for the FSB.

There is no data on the new aircraft yet, according to unofficial reports, the new board, presumably in the Tu-214PU version, is intended for the FSB. Flight tests of the aircraft began on May 28, it was on this day that the aircraft first appeared at the factory airfield. The aircraft has not yet been painted, there is no information on it on the website of the aircraft plant.



If the information about the FSB is confirmed, it will be the second Tu-214 that the security forces will receive. In 2013, the FSB received a Tu-214VPU equipped with a special communications center.

Tu-214 is a long-haul narrow-body twin-engine aircraft, distinguished by its fuel efficiency. Wingspan - 42 meters, aircraft length - 46,20 m, aircraft height - 13,9, wing area - 182,40 m2, empty weight - 59000 kg, maximum takeoff - 110750 kg, engine type - 2 x TVRD PS- 90A, thrust 2 x 16000 kgf.

Cruising speed - 850 km / h, practical range - 6500 km, maximum - 10500, service ceiling - 12000 m.

To date, 34 Tu-214 aircraft have been built at the Kazan Aviation Plant, and the total number of Tu-204 / Tu-214 aircraft built in the USSR and Russia since 1989, together with prototypes, amounted to 90 units.
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    1. +3
      3 2021 June
      Probably in the future it is worth transferring a composite wing to it, as to the MC21 and a new engine. There will be a thing!
      1. +1
        3 2021 June
        Quote: Marachuh
        Probably worth it in the future

        Of course it's worth ... but does he have a future?
        1. +14
          3 2021 June
          Quote: mark1
          Of course it's worth ... but does he have a future?

          why does he have no future?
          MC21 will not be brought to mind in any way, but this one can be put into production even now, but if you put pd14 on it, it will turn out to be a completely competitive model))
          1. +4
            3 2021 June
            Quote: Anchorite
            why does he have no future?

            And because the future, unfortunately, is determined not by the installation of a new engine (by the way, the PD-14 will be rather weak, here either to lighten the car or to install the PD-18. But it is not) but by development plans. And plans for
            So far, no one is building the Tu-204/14.
            1. +4
              3 2021 June
              Well, I'm not sure about the fact that I'm rather weak. The Tupolev 154m has three engines of 10 tons each. In total, it turns out 30. But he has such a thrust even in excess. I think 28 tons of total thrust of 204 mu is enough for the eyes.
              1. +21
                3 2021 June
                Hack weight of the 154th 100 tn total thrust 31150kGs
                Hack weight of the 214th over 110 tn total thrust 32280 kgf
                Even if it is not PD-18, but PD-14M (15,6 tf) - but it is not there either, but everything will go to the MC21-400 program
                And I ask you to understand - I am FOR the development of the Tu-204/214. I didn’t sign the verdict for him. I'm just saying it as it is today
            2. -3
              4 2021 June
              However, as well as for the production of a photon blaster. Oh, him, this blaster is not there. Hmm, but the very production model of the Tu-214 was not there (the avionics were adjusted, the interior upholstery was changed, the door hinges were greased) and there were no plans. And now, under the threat of a blockade, it seems to me to wait for these "plans" not long. Moreover, the MS-21 does not yet "fit" into the "substituted" production.
              1. +8
                4 2021 June
                Before you express something, take an interest in the history of the issue, and just bark and there the grass does not grow - this is from the practice of provocateurs at meetings and parties. Tu-214 is 300 years old by lunchtime, it has an outdated avionics engine and a crew of 3 people, it can be upgraded, but for this, as I said, new avionics and new engines are needed (and something else + lubricate the loops). The most modern modification is Tu-204SM (2010-2011), and so it consists of imported components not much less than the MS-21 (for which it suffered, the deal with Iran was thwarted) It, in principle, can be brought to mind, but that's all depends on the customer, If you were them and financed everything, I am sure that the Tu-204SM would have already occupied a large percentage in our fleet, but it is not you who decide, but others, evil, guys - so go and spit in their eyes (or bark at an ear)
                1. 0
                  4 2021 June
                  And what did I write about? The "history" of any object or action will consist in the essence of this object and its interaction with the surrounding world. The first part is present, the second is in action. He's really a hundred years old at lunchtime. It’s not 1989, it’s earlier there. But the machine is present in the concept of industrial production (cutting of the contour, the formation of the fuselage, the distribution of weight and dynamic loads. All this is present in the industrial cards. Inside of this all you put the designated essence of the object (avionics, electrical system, support system ..., well, the toilet is there, hoods , well, a lot of things.) All this brace is subject to development and modernization to a greater extent than "corpus." Accordingly, I personally conclude with hope that work is underway to replace imported elements (well, etit it, well, Tu-214VPU has risen) and modernization of the existing "board" for industrial capabilities. This is caused by the "growing friendship" with the "civilized free world" and the constant lagging behind of the Chinese neighbors. We are blind ourselves and we will build ourselves. Perhaps the MS-21 will miraculously happen (why not ?!) , and the elements of its design will "move" first of all into the wings of the Tu-2, suppose.24 The main thing is the "case" tested on the stream.
            3. +1
              4 2021 June
              Dozens of aircraft fly from PS-90. And, for example, four-engine tankers can be in demand in all cases of use with 100% efficiency, or can lighter vehicles solve many problems. Anti-submarine aircraft on the same base would also be a good option. A transport worker on this base would be quite in demand not only by mail, but also a ramp is not always needed for security officials. Aeroflot is obliged to take a pair of aircraft.
              As for the outdated model, the B-737 is super-outdated compared to the Tu-214. Modernization nowhere has led to obsolescence of anything. MS-21, SSJ for abroad: flights there, export.
              In short, questions to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, MO, RG, FSB. And we can develop this topic to blue in the face without any benefit. For the planned economy can solve this, and our "market" did not originally appear for this
      2. +7
        3 2021 June
        A beautiful Soviet plane! good
      3. +2
        3 2021 June
        It's easier to put domestic avionics on MS21 ...
      4. -10
        3 2021 June
        He has no future. Just finishing off the reserve at the expense of the budget and so that the plant does not degrade at all.
        1. +5
          3 2021 June
          Quote: donavi49
          He has no future. Just finishing off the reserve at the expense of the budget and so that the plant does not degrade at all.


          And in your opinion, does the An-178-100R have a future or is it also eating up the reserve at the expense of the budget and so that Antonov does not degrade at all?

          Tu-214 is a beautiful aircraft.

          In Kazan, another Tu-214 aircraft with registration number 64534, built by the Kazan Aviation Plant named after S.P. Gorbunova (a branch of Tupolev PJSC) .This is the 34th Tu-214 built in Kazan and at the same time the 88th aircraft of the Tu-204/214 family

          http://www.sdelanounas.ru/blogs/141650/
          1. +2
            3 2021 June
            Yeah. And Antonov is also not a tenant, for good it is high time to show mercy and finish off.

            Tu-214 is a beautiful aircraft.


            There are many beautiful planes out there. Specifically, the Tu-204/14 has 0 commercial orders and even intentions.
            1. -1
              3 2021 June
              For whom is the Tu-214 being built if there are no orders for it?
              1. +12
                3 2021 June
                for the budgetary department, in the article it is indicated - the FSB.
          2. +11
            3 2021 June
            Quote: OrangeBigg
            Tu-214 is a beautiful aircraft.

            And beautiful planes don't make good anti-submarine warfare? Really needed.
            1. +3
              3 2021 June
              Quote: Gritsa
              Quote: OrangeBigg
              Tu-214 is a beautiful aircraft.

              And beautiful planes don't make good anti-submarine warfare? Really needed.


              This issue is being worked out.
              ... Naval aviation will be strengthened by ultra-long-range hunters for "steel sharks". The Main Command of the Navy has already prepared technical requirements for the newest anti-submarine aircraft, the base of which will be the Tu-204 passenger liner. The vehicle will be equipped with the most modern weapons and equipment, including combat robots. The complex will become a threat to the enemy's nuclear submarines, experts say. It will also be in demand to support the actions of Russian warships in the oceans.


              Sources in the military department told Izvestia that a tactical and technical requirement for the creation of a new anti-submarine aviation complex (PLAK) has already been prepared. The main candidate is the Tu-204 passenger airliner or its variant Tu-214. Aircraft that have already been produced want to be converted into combat vehicles.


              Anti-submarine aircraft are currently playing an important role, and the Tu-204 is well suited to fulfill their tasks, said the former chief of the Main Staff of the Navy, Admiral Valentin Selivanov.

              “In peacetime, they will keep enemy submarines away from our shores,” he told Izvestia. - In the event of the onset of a threatened period, they will have to find areas of deployment of enemy ships in order to immediately destroy them after receiving a command to start hostilities. A nuclear submarine is a serious enemy that can inflict great damage, therefore, the utmost attention must be paid to the means of dealing with them.


              ... The Tu-204/214 aircraft are similar in characteristics to the Boeing 737-800, on the basis of which the American P-8 Poseidon was created. On the Tupolevs, airlines even performed non-stop flights from Moscow to Vladivostok. Now the vehicles will help to provide not only long patrol times, but also comfortable conditions on board for the crew and operators of anti-submarine weapons.

              - It is also important that the planes are already in stock. All that remains is to install the necessary equipment on them. This will make it possible to quickly build up the fleet of naval aviation, - believes Dmitry Boltenkov.

              According to the online registry of Russian aircraft, at least 30 Tu-204/214 in passenger modifications are currently in storage.

              In the Tupolev Tu-204/214 family of airliners, there are already several options created specifically for law enforcement agencies. The Defense Ministry is armed with two Tu-214R complex reconnaissance aircraft. Two more reconnaissance aircraft - Tu-214ON - were built for observation flights under the international Open Skies treaty. The special flight unit "Russia", which ensures the work of the top officials of the state, includes the Tu-214 in versions of a control center, a repeater and a special communication center.

              https://iz.ru/959175/anton-lavrov/kozyrnoi-tu-protivolodochnyi-samolet-sdelaiut-na-baze-passazhirskogo
              1. +9
                3 2021 June
                How long this issue will be worked out and how, in the end, it will be decided, more naval aviation will remain with us only on paper, without waiting for new devices.
      5. +8
        3 2021 June
        Quote: Marachuh
        Probably in the future it is worth transferring a composite wing to it, as to the MC21 and a new engine.

        And what does not suit you with PS 90A?
        Unlike the PD-14, which still does not fly, the PS-90A is a serial engine with a large total flying time, with the production of which in Russia there are no problems. At the same time, unlike PD-14, PS-90A is widely used in serial production of UAC.
        Tu-214 today has practically no alternative and great prospects, the Il-76 serial production, also has a defense order, the Il-96, in addition to the presidential version, is a commercial Il-96-400M and a tanker based on it, apparently it was planned in advance ...
        PS-90A is an interesting engine, in the version PS-90A-76, when modified, it has every chance of becoming a "perpetual" engine, while it has a mode of 16 tons of thrust.
        hi
        1. +2
          3 2021 June
          He also had problems
          1. +7
            3 2021 June
            Quote: loki565
            He also had problems

            Almost any engine has problems.
        2. -1
          4 2021 June
          The Tu 214 is already outdated, its production would make sense only with the support of orders from our state for import substitution in airlines. But alas, airlines prefer foreign technology.
          The news quietly passed through the Il-96 400M that there would be no commercial operation. The planes are being built for the President and Aeroflot quietly bought 25 Boeing 777s and Airbus A350s.

          But the song about the most unparalleled MC21 in the world is gaining momentum. The same song was about the Superjet at one time.
      6. -9
        3 2021 June
        34 built, and everyone is experiencing something?
        1. +12
          3 2021 June
          Every newly built plane passes factory tests.
      7. 0
        4 2021 June
        there will be a different aircraft, especially a new composite wing, new engines imply redesign and new tests, and why should the state spend money if there is an MS-21? however, if the Tupolevites on their own initiative gash down on their own and find buyers ... but I strongly doubt it.
    2. Let's wish the plane a clear sky, and the Kazan aircraft builders new successes in their business.
    3. +6
      3 2021 June
      Quote: donavi49
      He has no future. Just finishing off the reserve at the expense of the budget and so that the plant does not degrade at all.

      As a passenger, of course not. It would be worthwhile to make aircraft for military needs on its basis.
      1. +7
        3 2021 June
        Quote: Tooks
        It would be worthwhile to make aircraft for military needs on its basis.

        The IL-38 will be a good replacement.
      2. +8
        3 2021 June
        As far as I remember, the main complaint about him as a passenger is the number of crew members. For other needs, this is not a problem. The boards made for DON are an example of this.
        I flew on it from Vladivostok to Moscow in 2004. I liked it more than on Boeing and Airbus. More comfortable, and it was better equipped.
        1. +3
          3 2021 June
          Quote: volodimer
          Boards made for DON for this example

          On these sides, the crew includes a bunch of all kinds of operators. In the passenger version, the main crew is 3 people (not counting the stewards).
          1. +4
            3 2021 June
            So that's what we're talking about. If for the passenger option the 3rd crew member is an extra expense, then for the special one it did not bother at all. And the plane is good. And the patrol option might come in. The practice of creating the Tu-214ON showed that this is a topic. Plus no need for international certification. Yes, narrow, yes, long, but this only means that the equipment will be "stretched" over the body.
            If he can fly 7000 km, then he can also be a patrolman. The same Il-38 7500 km. Even if it is less economical than turboprop, now we either have old Il-38s or ... Or else there is nothing. And there should be kerosene for the military. Sechin will not use the yacht for a week, and he will not even have to cut his salary.
    4. +4
      3 2021 June
      For all his years, he flew the Tu-204 only twice. Rare, although a very good analogue of the 757 Broiler.
    5. 0
      3 2021 June
      But I’m interested.
      On this fresh aircraft, avionics and other stuffing is still the one from the last century?
      And if so, where do they get it?
      I remember when 20 years ago at our Chekalda the production of the Su-34 was resumed, we had to scrape along such deep bottom ends ...
    6. 0
      3 2021 June
      Where can I read about the characteristics of the KAB?
      1. 0
        3 2021 June
        The minus is not mine, but clarify about the KAB.
        And that was joke about the efficiency of engineering and technical personnel.
        This is not at all the efficiency of an engineer and technical worker.
        A complex of counteraction to foreign technical intelligence services. smile
        1. -1
          3 2021 June
          I didn’t express myself - Adjustable Aircraft Munitions (bombs),
        2. +1
          3 2021 June
          and the pros and cons are all the same, they don't pay extra for them laughing
      2. +1
        3 2021 June
        Quote: Charik
        Where can I read about the characteristics KAB?

        Guided aerial bomb? belay
        1. -2
          3 2021 June
          yes about them, I wonder what kind of destruction and the radius of destruction, bodies and equipment are different, when they hit different places (in an open area, in concrete, iron, when buried in the ground), about control systems and guidance and the weight of the bombs themselves, warheads, I read it, but I didn’t understand everything, here there is little in the armament for them.
          1. +1
            4 2021 June
            Quote: Charik
            yes about them, I wonder what kind of destruction and radius of damage

            And what does the Tu-214 have to do with it? request
            1. -1
              4 2021 June
              something close to topics about aviation and if I didn't find it, so I decided to ask in the latest news, especially since in most articles, comments on the case go into discussions of everything that is happening.
    7. +2
      3 2021 June
      Nice platform. It is necessary to change IL20 and IL38.
    8. +1
      3 2021 June
      And for mere mortals, the Tu-214 cannot be made with the PD-14 ?! BUT ?! belay request
      1. +3
        3 2021 June
        Well, except if only with PD-14M 16 tons of thrust. Is it worth building a garden if small-scale production and
        ... engine type - 2 x TVRD PS-90A, thrust 2 x 16000 kgf.
        quite satisfied at the moment?
        1. +2
          3 2021 June
          Here it was already written above that although he did not enter as a passenger, it was possible to make a patrolman on his base. And then already consider adjusting more modern engines for it.
          More economical, which will increase the patrol range-time. No, we are modernizing Ily, in the hope that something new will appear. And he still does not exist. And here there is a plane and there is an opportunity to produce it. They would start, and soon it would not be small-scale.
      2. -8
        3 2021 June
        Only for Ilyta laughing
        Common people - for watermelons and beans!
        For nefig!
        Soviet means excellent!
    9. +5
      3 2021 June
      Once upon a time we flew on our planes ... crying
    10. +2
      3 2021 June
      For PLO aviation the most it.
    11. +1
      3 2021 June
      This plane is already in the past. Only the MC-21 will save our aircraft industry.
      In appearance, 757 from 204 and can not be distinguished.
      I see both (cargo) nearby every day - the twins.
      External contours, layout, one-to-one cockpit glazing.
      Here they propose to make it an anti-submarine type, but it will not be able to be based on military airfields, it needs a good runway and high-quality service personnel.
      If it were so simple, then 154 would have been taken. There were a lot of them, and now they are in storage with a large resource.
      It looks like it will go to area 114.
      1. +4
        3 2021 June
        Quote: Adler77
        Here they propose to make it an anti-submarine type, but it will not be able to be based at military airfields, he needs a good lane and quality service.

        What "military" airfields do you mean? Now PLO aircraft (Il-38 and Tu-142) are based at airfields of at least class 1 and are not serviced by plumbers.
    12. -8
      3 2021 June
      What awesome news. Tests began ... But B and A before Covid were released 1,5 aircraft per day each
    13. -2
      3 2021 June
      That which was designed in the USSR flies and will fly. How much time has passed, and still quite yourself! But the Soviet scientific and technical groundwork dries up 30 years ahead, and then - zero ...

      Izdeliye30, PD-fucking-super-duper, MS21-import-substituted, Superjet, nuclear-powered aircraft, nano-stupa on protons ... - how much do they feed with breakfast? Where is all this? All solid bluff, mock-ups, dummies and pictures. For the aspen will not give birth to oranges. If science and industry have been rotting for 30 years, where does it come from?
    14. -2
      4 2021 June
      Great plane. No, you have to reinvent the wheel .... spend billions on all sorts of superjets that, in fact, no one buys except their own, and whether it can be called a purchase is a question ... By and large, they were wasteful, but this is not the first time. Having ready-made excellent machines such as the TU-204 in the latest modification and the Il-96, they spent billions on other projects that were not yet born were doomed to failure in the international market. It was enough to work further on the Tu-204 and upgrade to modern realities and not keep the Il-96 in a coma.
    15. +2
      4 2021 June
      Isn't it time airlines with state participation to start forcing them to buy domestic planes?
      1. 0
        5 2021 June
        It's time, it's high time !!!
    16. +2
      4 2021 June
      We need a Tu-204 CM. Its efficiency is clearly worse than Arbuzov or Boeing. Some upgrades may be needed. But it can fly in Russia and the CIS until it is replaced with a clone of the MC-21. And efficiency should be considered not only in terms of fuel. Serving Watermelons and Boeings for bucks, and they are known to grow strongly. Strong. In addition, the STATE benefits from the production of aircraft in its own country, this includes jobs and taxes and technologies. This means that they can introduce benefits for domestic aircraft, which level the costs.
      1. 0
        4 2021 June
        Where is it known about the superiority in efficiency of the A-320 over the Tu-204? And also these are aircraft of different classes.
    17. -3
      4 2021 June
      Quote: Jacket in stock
      But I’m interested.
      On this fresh aircraft, avionics and other stuffing is still the one from the last century?
      And if so, where do they get it?
      I remember when 20 years ago at our Chekalda the production of the Su-34 was resumed, we had to scrape along such deep bottom ends ...

      Quote: mark1
      Before you express something, take an interest in the history of the issue, and just bark and there the grass does not grow - this is from the practice of provocateurs at meetings and parties. Tu-214 is 300 years old by lunchtime, it has an outdated avionics engine and a crew of 3 people, it can be upgraded, but for this, as I said, new avionics and new engines are needed (and something else + lubricate the loops). The most modern modification is Tu-204SM (2010-2011), and so it consists of imported components not much less than the MS-21 (for which it suffered, the deal with Iran was thwarted) It, in principle, can be brought to mind, but that's all depends on the customer, If you were them and financed everything, I am sure that the Tu-204SM would have already occupied a large percentage in our fleet, but it is not you who decide, but others, evil, guys - so go and spit in their eyes (or bark at an ear)


      To begin with, everything you said - fully applies to you yourself ...
      Avionics is in no way inferior to the imported shit, which, in practice, our companies fly on. B-757, and was not next to it in avionics, in the control system, and in the rest.
      There is a two-member version, it was created a long time ago - release it! No?, Then no need to be clever about the reasons ...
      The engine is great. (I have overcome all my illnesses long ago). Just one question, where is PS-90-A2? What ?, again not? And where to get the PS-90 for the remotorization of the Il-76 fleet? Here's your answer - there are no engines!
    18. +1
      4 2021 June
      Quote: Adler77
      This plane is already in the past. Only the MC-21 will save our aircraft industry.
      In appearance, 757 from 204 and can not be distinguished.
      I see both (cargo) nearby every day - the twins.
      External contours, layout, one-to-one cockpit glazing.
      Here they propose to make it an anti-submarine type, but it will not be able to be based on military airfields, it needs a good runway and high-quality service personnel.
      If it were so simple, then 154 would have been taken. There were a lot of them, and now they are in storage with a large resource.
      It looks like it will go to area 114.

      This, they are for you, twins ... B-757 is an aircraft, a generation lower, with a tractor-cable control system. The glazing of the cockpit on Tu - is made as a working part of the power structure of the fuselage, has the appropriate relief for aerodynamic fit, in contrast to flat, Boeing bus windows. Tupolev left the factory with its wingtips, and Boeing, recently bent its wings (on vehicles for the second-tier government personnel).
      About the condition of the airfields and the basing conditions - there is no need to breed legends 40 years ago. I have been on it in the same place as the An-12e. In short, there is a lot of talk from theoreticians and parquet pilots.
      Kukushonok (SSS), with his sawing of the dough, pulled the whole blanket over himself from the entire aviation industry, including from the program of the finished, two-member modification of the Tu-204go (CM). EDSU Tu-204 (control system) is practically one of the best achievements in the world, which has a number of undeniable advantages to its alternative from Airbus (which has a number of shameful moments in its concept). The antisubmarine from him - it turns out - is perfect. (from commercial 27 tons) - you can - ferment such a sea albatross that our friends will wrap up the soup.
    19. +2
      4 2021 June
      Quote: zwlad
      Isn't it time airlines with state participation to start forcing them to buy domestic planes?

      Where can I get them - these planes?
      Do you think Red Wings, someone made you buy a Tu-204?
      For example, a company needs 20 (only 20, Karl) aircraft. The plant says - OK, a year for the plane, in a year - the first! Further explain the reason why the companies switched to imported junk from the landfill, or is something already beginning to be clear?
      Further, Perm - how many engines a year can it deliver to the mountain? And how many of them are required only for the remotorization of the Il-76? And in GAZprom, who will supply PSs? (at the compressor stations - they are relatives and stand!) Well, and where to get engines for the production of new equipment?
    20. wow
      0
      4 2021 June
      More, more, more!
    21. -1
      4 2021 June
      On the basis of this aircraft, it would be possible to make a domestic copy of the American Oreon anti-submarine aircraft.

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