Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

26 June 2013. A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words… The Republicans Claim that Women are Unfit for Combat… History Says Otherwise

00 female VOV soldiers. Naval Infantry Baltic Fleet. 26.06.13

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One of the things that you hear from the loony Right is that women are unfit and unsuited for combat duty. That’s utter bullshit and the historical record says otherwise. Look at the above image. They’re women who served with the Baltic Fleet Naval Infantry during the VOV. Women killed thousands of the Fascist invaders… and thousands died resisting the Fascists. As the Medvedev brothers wrote, “Let History Judge”. Indeed… the Republicans are despicable and unrepentant liars… full stop.

Give the Republicans and their supporters no quarter… for they’ll give you none. After all, they believe, “The race goes to the swiftest”… and they’ll do anything (literally… it’s not hyperbole) to make sure that they come in first. Decency and rightness have no meaning for them. Oppose them… don’t attempt to argue with them. It’s your duty to human justice, personal honour, and to Almighty God.

BMD 

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Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Russian Warship Blessed by Church

00 Project 20380 corvette Stregushchy. 02.04.13

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On Monday, a Navy spokesman said that a priest sprinkled the newest combatant in the Baltic Fleet with holy water during its blessing over the weekend. Baltic Fleet spokesman Captain 2nd Rank (equivalent to a USN Commander) Vladimir Matveyev said, “The Project 20380 corvette Boiky, which is currently on its sea trials, was blessed by a priest in a ceremony attended by the corvette’s crew. The priest blessed the corvette’s hull, weapons systems, and superstructures, as well as the ship’s interior.  The Boiky’s trials are due to end by mid-April”.

The Project 20380 corvette, designed by the Almaz FGUP Central Marine Design Bureau and built at Severnaya Verf in St Petersburg, is optimised for antisubmarine and surface warfare, and can support landing operations. The class incorporates stealth technology, with considerably-reduced radar and infrared signatures. The Project 20380 carries Kh-35 anti-ship missiles and 3M-54 Klub cruise missiles, Kashtan anti-aircraft gun/missile CIWS, a main 100 mm (3.9 inch) AU A-190 Universal dual-purpose gun, and two AU AK-630M 30-mm close-range air defence guns, as well as Paket-NK 324mm (12.75 inch) ASW torpedo tubes, according to naval-technology.com. It also has a hangar and flight deck for operating a Kamov Ka-27PL anti-submarine warfare helicopter, and is fitted with Vinyetka-EM towed-array sonar.

1 April 2013

RIA-Novosti

http://en.ria.ru/military_news/20130401/180380275/Russian-Warship-Gets-Holy-Water-Blessing.html

 

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

15 August 2012. RIA-Novosti Infographics. Russian Naval Force Structure

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On 29 July, the Russian Navy noted the 316th anniversary of its establishment. The creation of a regular Russian Navy was part of the need for the country to overcome its territorial, political, and cultural isolation, which was the main impediment to economic and social development of the Russian state at the turn of the 18th century.

Mostly using indigenous resources, the Navy worked out the main shipbuilding problems and the effective handling of surface ships before the First World War. During the Second World War, naval aviation developed, and, in the post-war period, with the advent of missiles with nuclear warheads and marine nuclear power plants, submarines have become the capital units of the fleet. Eventually, the Navy became a multifaceted force of naval aviation, coastal defence, naval infantry, and an oceangoing fleet.

During the Great Patriotic War, the Navy secured the strategic flanks of the Soviet-German front, attacked the ships and vessels of the enemy, and defended Russian maritime communications. In the post-war years, the Navy took on oceanic tasks, integrating nuclear power and guided missiles, becoming a highly-mobile capable force able to undertake any task in the defence of the Russian State. Perhaps, the Navy hit its peak in combat potential in the mid-1980’s. Today, the Russian Navy consists of the Northern, Pacific, Baltic, and Black Sea Fleets, as well as the Caspian Flotilla.

1 August 2012

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/infographics/20120801/174900219.html

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