Voices from Russia

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Sailors of the Pacific Ocean Fleet Paid Homage to the Heroes of Tsushima

Sinking of the Battleship Borodino

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During their passage of the Korea Strait near Tsushima islands, ships of the Pacific Ocean Fleet (TOF-MF), the destroyer Admiral Vinogradov, replenishment tanker Ilim, and ocean tug MB-37, honoured the sacrifice of the sailors who fell in the bloody battle in May 1905 of the 2nd Pacific Squadron of Vice-Admiral Z P Rozhdestvensky with a Japanese fleet under Marshal-Admiral Tōgō Heihachirō. The Russian ships stopped at the site of ​​the tragic battle. On all ships, the crews held patriotic rallies and memorial services. Then, sailors lowered a wreath into the ocean from the Admiral Vinogradov. Transiting the Sea of ​​Japan, the ships’ crews practised manoeuvring as part of a task force. Besides this, the Admiral Vinogradov held unit exercises for its antiterrorist unit. The crews also carried out damage control exercises. At present, the ships are in the East China Sea, continuing their exercises and patrols.

3 November 2014

Minoborony Rossii official website

http://function.mil.ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=11998318@egNews

NB:

“Rozhdestvensky” (вице-адмирала Зиновия Рождественского) is the spelling used by the Minoborony… some other sources use “Rozhestvensky”. You pays your money and takes your choice, I guess…

BMD

Sunday, 2 November 2014

2 November 2014. Here are Those WEAK Russian Forces That the Anglo Americans are ALWAYS Denigrating

00 russian naval infantry 03. 01.11.14

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00 russian naval infantry 01. 01.11.14

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The drippy-nosed Anglo American toddlers are forever telling us how strong that they are. However, the US DoD plans to have enough forces to conduct one major war and one minor war at a time… gee, they’ve already reached the limit, haven’t they? There are fewer brigades in the US Army than there are in the Russian Army. There are fewer brigades in the US Army than there are DIVISIONS in the PLA. How, then, can it have “overwhelming conventional superiority?” Don’t listen to the asshats at Stratfor… they have no technical means (that is, no SIGINT or ELINT assets)… they don’t have enough analysts (they only have 75 to 200 employees total)… they don’t have actual and vetted HUMINT assets at all (they do have personal contacts with some middle-level flunkies, but no one of importance). They’re crapitalist bullshitters… used-car salesmen of the worst sort. They don’t have any more cred than I do. They do have an ex-Navy SEAL as an exec… which gets them into some DoD circles, but by no means at the highest level. It shows you the level of intelligence of those who buy their crank services (it does tell you much about the level of brains of the rightwing clowns who take them at face value). “Shadow CIA”… anyone who believes that belongs in a rubber room with no access to sharps.

The images… they’re the Russian Naval Infantry… the “Black Death”… the SEALs had best watch their step around them. Pride goeth before a fall, I hear tell…

BMD

Monday, 22 September 2014

22 September 2014. Here Be Those Nasty Ol’ Russian Soldiers that the Western Media Bloviates About…

00 russian navy officers. 22.09.14

Russian Navy men back from sea duty with the Pacific Fleet

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There’s much bloviation about Russian military men in the Western punditocracy… they’re all mediocrities at best… they’re brutal rapists, thugs, and thieves… they’re completely clueless as compared to their Western counterparts… they’re just not REAL military men (to be military men in the Western sense, one has to devastate civilian neighbourhoods without mercy, use torture when you feel like it, force-feed prisoners, call all your enemies “terrorists”, and bomb ‘em all into the Stone Age without any moral qualms whatsoever). Nope… Russian soldiers aren’t like that at all. They’re normal human beings, as the above image testifies… and their professional standards are as high as anyone else’s. The USA lacks the money, means, manpower, and will to face Russia, and that’s that. In any case, Russians ARE patriotic and WILL fight for their Motherland,,, they’re not service-evading cowards like the leading elements of the US Republican Party… don’t attend to rightwing jerks like George Will, Rich Lowry, Rod Dreher, or the bloviators at Stratfor (they aren’t real intel people… they’re media poseurs)… they DO have an agenda…

BMD 

Friday, 12 September 2014

Rogozin Sez Russia Isn’t Going to Build Aircraft Carriers in Near Future

00 CVA Admiral Kuznetsov. 12.09.14

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On Wednesday, Deputy Chairman of the RF Government D O Rogozin said that building an aircraft carrier in Russia just isn’t worth the expense and bother. As previously reported by the Minoborony, Russia won’t authorise any new aircraft carriers for at least another five years. The state armaments programme doesn’t plan to authorise building a new aircraft carrier until 2020, at the earliest. Rogozin told reporters after a meeting with President Putin on the 2016-20 state armaments programme, “Whether or not to build aircraft carriers is more of a geopolitical decision than a military-technical one. We proved that we had the military-technical capability to do so on 16 November last year {the commissioning date of INS Vikramaditya, built at Sevmash: editor}, when we showed that Russia had competence in building fleet aircraft carriers. If we need to do so, we’ll be able to do it. However, such a task isn’t necessary now”. Meanwhile, as reported, the idea of ​​contracting with France to build the Mistral LPHs came about as Russia needed to get experience with the technology and skills needed to build such ships. At present, the Russian Navy has one aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov.

12 September 2014

Russian Arms

http://www.arms-expo.ru/news/navy/rossiya_poka_ne_sobiraetsya_stroit_avianosets/

Editor:

Many irresponsible and uniformed Amerikantsy are bloviating about Russia building up a carrier fleet to rival their own. Firstly, that’s bullshit. Russia is a continental power that has to devote more resources to its ground forces and air forces than the USA does. All things being equal, that means that it can’t devote as many resources to the naval forces as the USA does. Secondly, the proper countermeasures to carrier task forces are cruise-missile-armed cruiser submarines, quiet diesel-electric boats (the Norwegians proved that modern diesel boats can easily penetrate a task force’s screen), and supersonic cruise-missiles. Thirdly, the waters in which the Russian Navy would conceivably operate aren’t suited to carrier task force deployment, which is particularly true of the Black Sea, Baltic, and Northern (Arctic) theatres of operation (and restricted waters such as the Sea of Okhotsk and the Mediterranean). The Russian Navy isn’t organised nor trained for blue water sea control. It has a more modest mission… protecting the Barents Sea and Sea of Okhotsk fortress areas (deployment areas of Russian boomers with SLBMs) and protecting the sea flanks of Russian ground forces (along with short-range amphibious attacks, such as Novorossiysk in the VOV). That is, it isn’t a sea control force, as the Anglosphere navies are. Therefore, CVs ARE a waste of time and money.

The Anglosphere (USA/Australia/NZ/Canada/England, along with Japan) axis is the foremost world naval power… the Chinese/Russian axis is the foremost world land power. They needn’t conflict. In any case, the USA would waste its substance by direct operations on the World Island. The economic crisis of 2008 was a direct result of the USA waging unnecessary expensive land wars in Asia (whilst cutting taxes to the grasping Affluent Effluent at the same time). General Omar Bradley’s words in 1951 still ring true today… he was speaking of a land war in continental Asia, saying that it’d be “the wrong war, at the wrong place, at the wrong time, and with the wrong enemy“. Anyone who advocates land warfare on the World Island for the USA without a STRONG local ally to carry the main burden of the land fighting (much as England used the continental powers in the 18th and 19th centuries) is an ignoranus, doesn’t know history, and is dangerously demented. What does that tell you about John McCain, Chilly Hilly, Mitch McConnell, John Kerry, Marco Rubio, Benjamin Cardin, and Ted Cruz? Such people hold power… God do preserve us. However… there IS hope on both sides of the aisle… Bernie Sanders and Rand Paul… odd couple, no? However, both do see the situation aright…

One last thing… Dmitri Olegovich is the MOST anti-American figure in the Russian government… even he says that Russia doesn’t intend to challenge the USA (or its maritime allies) on the open seas. That proves that the posturing warmongers in the USA are chock fulla shit…

BMD

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