Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Iran and Russia Ink Military Cooperation Agreement… Ends Threat of Anglo Aggression Against the Islamic Republic

00 S K Shoigu. Russian Minister of Defence. 21.01.15

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Defence Minister S K Shoigu and his Iranian counterpart Hossein Dehghan signed an agreement on military coöperation between the two countries. Afterwards, Shoigu said that relations between the Russian and Iranian Defence Ministries have been on a steady rise for the past few years, saying, “Today’s signing of an intergovernmental agreement on military coöperation is a major step along these lines. We created a theoretical basis for interaction in the military sphere”. Russia and Iran agreed that bilateral coöperation should have a greater practical aspect and contribute to enhancing the combat readiness of the Russian and Iranian forces. Shoigu said that the negotiations concerned issues of mutual interest, such as delegation exchanges, inter-staff talks, exchange of experience in peacekeeping operations, and the struggle against terrorism. At Russia’s request, both parties discussed the topic of humanitarian mine-clearing operations. Shoigu said, “We agreed to expand frequency of naval ship visits to Russian and Iranian ports”.

In addition, Shoigu invited his Iranian counterpart to a Moscow conference on international security, due in April, saying after the negotiations and signing a Russo-Iranian of military coöperation agreement, “I invited General Dehghan to visit Russia and to speak at the 4th Moscow Conference on International Security in April 2015”. Besides this, he voiced hope for a further dialogue with Iran in the course of activities Russia would arrange for during its presidency of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (ShOS). Dehghan thanked Shoigu for the invitation to the conference, where, according to Dehghan, “We’ll be able to speak our mind and express our views on crucial issues of maintaining international security and regional stability”. Last year, Dehghan visited the Moscow conference. At a meeting with Shoigu, he declared that Iran had interest in taking coöperation with Russia to a new level.

Shoigu noted, “During the talks, we exchanged views on several key issues of international and regional security. Primarily, this related to the Middle East and Afghanistan. To a large extent, our assessments on the situation are similar or identical”. He said that both parties emphasised a need to coördinate efforts aimed at countering terrorism and drug trafficking, saying, “We consider de-escalation of tensions one of the priority tasks in our responsibility area. We’ll intensify contacts on this problem. I hope for further close cooperation”.

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On Tuesday, Defence Minister S K Shoigu said at talks with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Dehghan that the development of constructive relations between Russia and Tehran is an “important factor of ensuring international security and global stability. We want long-term and multi-faceted coöperation with Tehran. We welcome the Iranian leadership’s drive for the comprehensive extension of ties with Russia, amongst other things, in the defence sphere”. Shoigu, who arrived in Tehran for a two-day official visit on Monday, said that Russia and Iran have common challenges and they can only counter regional threats with joint efforts. Shoigu said that his meeting last year with his Iranian counterpart in Moscow helped to lay the foundation for boosting bilateral military and technical coöperation. He called to focus on strengthening its legal basis, saying, “The signing of a Russian-Iranian agreement on military coöperation will become an important step in this direction”. He also proposed discussing prospects of bilateral coöperation, to prioritise practical steps that the sides are due to take in the near future. Shoigu also praised Iran’s efforts in the fight against global terrorism, observing, “We welcome Tehran’s wish for fair coöperation on Afghanistan including in the framework of the ShOS”, adding that Tehran took taken serious steps towards counteracting drug trafficking from Afghanistan. In this context, he said, “The cooperation of Russian and Iranian military agencies is becoming of special importance”. Shoigu thanked Dehghan for the invitation to visit Tehran, saying this is the first visit to Iran paid by a Russian Defence Minister in 15 years.

20 January 2015

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The Obama Administration is still “studying” information about Defence Minister S K Shoigu’s visit to Tehran. In advance, the US side warned Russia that supplying S-300 SAM systems to Iran would be unacceptable. The USA saw the news about the meetings in Iran between Russian and Iranian officials to discuss military coöperation and possible agreements. Now, a US State Department official told TASS on condition of anonymity that it’s studying reports about these meetings. Previously, the official added that the US side made it clear that it objects to any sale of the S-300 system to Iran, and that these objections are still in force. According to previous reports, in particular, during Shoigu’s visit to Tehran, the sides signed an agreement on Russo-Iranian military coöperation. Connected with the start of UN sanctions against Iran in September 2010, Russia suspended implementing a contract to supply Iran S-300 SAM systems. Later, Tehran challenged this decision through the courts. Last summer, Iran announced that it successfully tested its own analogue of the S-300 system, the Bavar-373 (Belief-373).

21 January 2015

ITAR-TASS

http://itar-tass.com/en/russia/772087

http://itar-tass.com/en/russia/772066

http://itar-tass.com/en/world/772294

Editor:

The Americans are scared shitless of the S-300… that means that it’s superior to American gear and immune to American airborne missile countermeasures. That is, with S-300s, Iran could fend off any American or Israeli aggression via airstrikes. In other words, this agreement renders all loudmouth US Republican trash talk bootless bullshit. It couldn’t happen to better people. Eat shit and die, Ted Cruz… go to hell, go directly to hell, don’t pass “Go”, don’t pocket 200 million bucks, Marco Rubio. Isn’t it drop-dead funny to see them throw tantrums? It means that the “sole superpower” doesn’t have the power to impose its juvenile and narcissistic will.

God willing, this will preserve the peace…

BMD

Thursday, 15 January 2015

15 January 2015. Here’s Why the Western Sanctions WILL Fail… Miserably

00 russian Tu160 strategic bomber. 04.01.15

Russian Tu-160 strategic bomber

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00 PLA Chinese aircraft. 04.01.15

Chinese PLAAF fighters

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00 sevastopol. russian warship. 23.12.14

Russian warship in Sevastopol… all of America’s opponents since 1945 have lacked major naval forces… which Russia and China possess.

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00 russian naval infantry. 04.01.15

Russian naval infantry… the “Black Death”… “Where we go, there’s victory!”

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00 russian MiG fighter. 04.01.15

Russian MiG fighter in-air refuelling

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00 russian RS18 ICBM. 04.01.15

Russian RS-18 ICBM launch… the RVSN can incinerate the American heartland… which pisses off the toddler Anglos to no end. They’re cowardly bullies who love to strike out, but cry and run away when someone strikes back.

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00 russian submarine rostov-na-donu. 04.01.15

Russian submarine Rostov-na-Donu… sailors call this class of modern diesel-electric boats the “Black Hole”… it’s quieter than American nuke boats are, and range isn’t an issue in the Black Sea. These boats are the reason that no American carrier could operate in the Black Sea. 

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00 PLA Chinese soldiers. 04.01.15

Chinese PLA soldiers in training… and they vastly outnumber the US Army… I thought that you’d like to know that...

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00 russian Su-35 aircraft. 04.01.15

Russian Su-35 fighter

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00 russian Topol-M mobile ICBM. 04.01.15

Russian Topol-M mobile ICBM… difficult to take these out in a surprise first strike. As Anglo Americans are inveterate liars (“Winning is the only thing”), Russia has to have serious counterstrike forces to deter American aggression. 

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00 russian Tu95MS strategic bomber. 04.01.15

Russian Tu-95 strategic bomber… a standoff air-launched cruise missile carrier. The USA uses B-52s in similar fashion. Still a viable part of the strategic triad (SLBMs/ICBMs/strategic bombers).

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American sanctions against Russia will fail… it’s not some minor-ass banana republic… it’s a major continental power on the World Island, immune from Anglosphere naval supremacy. Russia and China are self-sufficient in resources and military technology. Ergo, the American sanctions are blustery bullshit, without real substance. If the USA couldn’t bully Iran and Cuba with sanctions, it’s clear that sanctions against Russia are crackbrained. The USA and Russia are peer powers… the Anglo toddlers forgot that… add in China, and the USA sucks wind. Sorry, Charlie…

BMD

Friday, 2 January 2015

2 January 2015. A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words, Part Deux… It’s Déjà Vu, All Over Again

00 us forces afghanistan stand-down ceremony. 02.01.15

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This looks like another ceremony… in 1973, in Vietnam. In like manner, the USA declared success… two years later, the American client state collapsed and the Yanks had to evacuate their pals from the roof of the American Embassy in Saigon. Well, the Americans kept the time and place of the Afghan stand-down ceremony a secret… due to “security concerns”. That means that the Americans had lost and that they were leaving Dodge to cut their losses. Actually, “advisors” are remaining in the country… which is mostly under patriot, not Western, control. The Taliban are only part of the opposition. Quite plainly, Afghans don’t like ferengi in their parts and tend to be rather forceful about it…

Despite the “spin”, it’s clear that the American intervention was an utter and complete failure. Look for the American client junta to fall… maybe, not tomorrow… maybe, not next week… but look for American helos carrying out refugees in the next year or two. When will they ever learn… where have all the flowers gone?

BMD

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Crimean Naval Base Command Formally Re-Established

V-Day in Sevastopol

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A spokesman for the ChF-MF (Black Sea Fleet) told journalists that the Crimean Naval Base Command (KVMB), an integral part of the Fleet until 1996, is now formally re-established and operational. He said, “The command is in Sevastopol, housed in the former Ukrainian Navy headquarters. Captain 1st Rank Yuri Zemsky, who previously commanded operational units in the Mediterranean, heads the new unit”. According to the KVMB chief of staff, Captain 1st Rank Aleksei Komarov, from 1 December, the 126 Separate Coastal Defence Brigade at Perevalnoe and a another separate coastal missile brigade in Sevastopol began operations, saying, “The new units went on duty, having combat elements to defend against enemy ship movements in the Black Sea”.

New Ships to Join ChF-MF

Today, Captain 1st Rank Oleg Krivorog, commander of the 30 Surface Warfare Division of the ChF-MF, revived on 1 December, told journalists that his unit will receive new ships of Frigate Project 11356, starting in mid-2015. He said, “In summer 2015, plans call for the first frigate of Project 11356, Admiral Grigorovich, to join the fleet. According to the plan, the frigate Admiral Essen would deploy in the Black Sea fleet by the end of next year. A year later, the frigate Admiral Makarov would join the 30 Division. Next, the Admiral Butakov and Admiral Istomin would follow them into service. The new ships of the 30 Division will have only contract service crews. The vessels are still under construction, but crew training for them is underway”.

21 December 2014

ITAR-TASS

http://itar-tass.com/armiya-i-opk/1662861 

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