Unlike their American analogues, Russian nuclear-powered general-purpose submarines have a defensive orientation, not an offensive one. That is, their job is to secure the two “Fortress Areas” in the Barents Sea and the Sea of Okhotsk. Rather than to attack seaborne lines-of-communication, their task is to protect the ballistic-missile-armed subs that are Russia’s “Doomsday Option”. Were the Americans to launch a strike on the land-based RVSN, the missile subs would launch a full-force attack on the USA (their missiles can reach the CONUS heartland of the USA from these oceanic bastions). As the Anglos are liars and bullies (especially, “conservatives”, but “liberals” aren’t far behind), this task is real and taken very seriously.
Truly, these men are “on guard for peace”… the history of the world since 1992 has proven what bloodthirsty knaves and criminals the Americans are. Thank God for the Russian submariners… they keep the feral Americans at bay. May God preserve them…