Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

30 December 2015. He’s in the Army Now!

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The “K” on the young man’s shoulder straps signify that he’s an officer cadet (“Kursant” in Russian)… an obvious PhotoShop, but fun nonetheless…

BMD

Saturday, 28 November 2015

28 November 2015. This is What the Armenian Spetsnaz Do For Shits n’ Giggles

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Have you ever wondered why the Armenians have lasted so long in a tough neighbourhood? Look at this picture… it’s what the Armenian spetsnaz do for shits n’ giggles. This is the sort of people that the Armenians are. FULL STOP. If you want to know what kind of fighters the Armenians are, do ask the Azerbaijanis. Oh, yes… Armenia and Russia are bosom bros from way back… they’re part of the Orthosphere, dontcha know…

BMD

Sunday, 1 November 2015

65 Years Ago Today… Soviet Fighters Started Operations Over Korea… Ending America’s Air Supremacy

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Today in military history… on 1 November 1950, Soviet fighter aircraft began operations against American forces in the skies over Korea. On that day, Senior Lieutenant Khominich of the 64 Fighter Air Corps (64 IAK) shot down an American fighter. The Korean War was the last time that the USA faced peer forces (the Soviet VVS and the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army). Ever since then, America has never fought an equal… perhaps, that’s the reason for their grandiosity and arrogance? It’s a possibility…

BMD

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Tankcrew of 3 Gorlovsky Motorised Infantry Brigade Won DNR Minoborony Competition

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The Torez Polygon* hosted the first-ever competition between DNR tankcrew of different units, ending in victory for the crews of the 3 Gorlovsky Motorised Rife Brigade. The winning team led throughout the three stages of the competition. They scored the highest in firing main-guns at targets and at destroying enemy helicopters at long-range. A DNR Minoborony staffer said, “The 3 Rifle Brigade team gave the best results in all phases of competition… overcoming conventional minefields, firing main-guns and machine guns, and overcoming obstacles and scarp (fortifications)”. Second place went to the Uman Separate Battalion and third place went to the Slavyansk Separate Motorised Rifle Brigade. Other participants were the 5 Donetsk Brigade, 100 Republican Guard Brigade, 9 Mariupol-Khingan and 11 Yenakiyevo-Dunai Motorised Rifle Regiments, and the Donetsk Higher Military Command School. Colonel Arkady Fedoseyev, Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, said, “The competitions of our DNR tankcrew were successful. We were able to confirm that the level of training of our troops met expected standards”. The judges will award the best tank commander, best driver-mechanic, and best gunner prizes later.

  • Polygon: Russian colloquialism for a military base, due to polygonal concrete blocks on the drill ground and airfields

Several hundred spectators came out for the final stage of the competition, despite the terakt* that occurred at the beginning of the competition. High government officials came to show their support for the troops, including DNR Minister of Defence Major General Vladimir Kononov, DNR First Deputy Defence Minister Major General Sergei Velikorodny, DNR Minister of Communications Viktor Yatsenko, DNR Minister of Culture Aleksandr Paretsky, along with many others. Yatsenko said, “Today, we don’t just support those competing on the obstacle course, but we’re also checking how well they receive and carry out orders. We found some problems, but we eliminated them as soon as we could”. To ensure the safety of all concerned, DNR police, military police, EOD* crews, and spetsnaz soldiers were on the scene. Besides this, firefighters, rescue workers, and ambulance crews were on duty. Security carefully inspected the cars, personal belongings, and documents of visitors. After the competition proper, vocal and dance groups gave performances, along with demonstrations by sports teams. Paretsky said, “About 100 members of different ensembles arrived today to take part in the final concert. This is a great opportunity to raise the cultural and aesthetic level of our region, and, of course, to inspire our warriors to future victories”.

  • Terakt: Russian acronym for “terrorist action”
  • EOD: Explosives Ordnance Disposal, the bubbas who remove and defuse bombs and other such fun stuff

29 September 2015

DAN Donetsk News Agency

http://dan-news.info/defence/gorlovskie-motostrelki-pobedili-na-pervyx-tankovyx-sostyazaniyax-v-dnr.html

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