Voices from Russia

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

Sunday, 15 June 2014

The KPRF Held a Rock Festival in Kaliningrad on Che Guevara’s Birthday

00 mother-russia, kaliningrad. 15.06.14

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This ain’t your grandpa’s Communist Party… hard rockers under the red star… Dom Sovietov at last year’s Che Guevara festival 

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In downtown Kaliningrad, near the Mother Russia monument, the KPRF sponsored the Seventh Che Guevara Birthday Rock Festival. Che Guevara chose to fight for the rights of the oppressed, so, he died a heroic death, although he could’ve lived in honour for many years. The rock band Dom Sovietov (“House of the Soviets”) performed a new song, С нами Че, с нами Фидель (s nami Che, s nami Fidel: Che’s with Us, Fidel’s with Us), and the festival audience joined in. The Baltic gave a big high-five to the Island of Freedom!

14 June 2014

KPRF.ru

KPRF official website

http://kprf.ru/activity/culture/132176.html

Friday, 18 April 2014

German Free Democratic Party Slams NATO’s Actions in the Ukraine

FRANCE-GERMANY-NATO-SUMMIT-DEFENCE

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On Friday, Wolfgang Kubicki, Deputy Chairman of Germany’s Free Democratic Party (FDP), said in an interview with DPA, “I consider as most counterproductive that NATO has concentrated its forces to the so-called eastern border and the involvement of the Bundeswehr in it. It’s also very dangerous. It’s most important to develop a dialogue with Russia, and to expand the participants in negotiations between Europe and Moscow. The very high support [by Russians of the policy of President Vladimir] Putin should make us think twice. Talking to each other doesn’t mean firing at each other, but rather understanding of each other”.

On 17 April, NATO’s press service reported that the alliance was sending five warships to the Baltic Sea to support its Eastern European allies. The source said that the group included warships from Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Estonia. Earlier, a NATO Council meeting in Brussels approved a package of measures to strengthen the security of the alliance’s Eastern European member-states due to the crisis in the Ukraine. Following the meeting, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said that the alliance would have more planes in the air, more ships in the water, and land forces would be ready.

Editor:

The FDP is the coalition partner of the CDU in the Merkel government, without its support, it’d fall. Besides that, it’s a neoliberal “Free Market” bunch to the RIGHT of Merkel’s CDU. Even the righties see no good in the junta! Germany isn’t going to threaten Russia militarily nor with economic sanctions, not now, not later, not ever. Add to this the fact that Die Linke (the main Leftist party, the successors of the SED… the righties keep them under surveillance, a sign that they have a serious chance at power) opposes antagonising Russia, and that many elements in the SPD (a centre-left bunch) don’t favour such either means that Germany won’t join the American goading of the Bear. NATO’s revealed to be a ramshackle “Coalition of the Unwilling”… after all, most European states have slashed defence spending to the bone, and they’re not going to reverse that any time soon.

BMD

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Monday, 18 November 2013

18 November 2013. A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words… The Parade on Red Square Proved the Indvisibility and Unity of Our History

00 Red Square Parade. 7 Nov 2013. 18.11.13

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On 7 November 2013, the 96th anniversary of Red October, a reenactment of the parade held on 7 November 1941 took place on Red Square. On that day, Comrade Zyuganov spoke the following on the Square:

Today, even President Putin spoke about the unity of history. His speech at Valdai was momentous. For almost twenty years, I’ve waited for such a statement, and I heard his appeal for all of us to be united… leftists, rightwingers, and centrists. However, unity requires new socio-economic policies. We can’t realise such unity when 110 families nick 35 percent of the national wealth and create unprecedented social schisms (раскол). We can achieve unity, if we’re able to ensure that we follow a new economic course, to empower a new industrialisation, and if the modernisation of the country takes into account the interests of everyone, in every nationality. We can do it if everyone remembers that the basis of our unity is the mighty Russian culture, the Russian language, and Russian traditions. …

Today, I think that talking about unity, we must, firstly, fashion it on the firm foundation of a millennium of Russian history. Recently, I went to an exhibition at the Manezh dedicated to the 400th anniversary of the Romanov Dynasty, which was under Orthodox auspices. I appreciated and understood much of what I saw there. I know that a number of Russian sovereigns drew together and expanded the Russian state. There was a time when no one stood with Moscow, when encircling adversaries buried their teeth into our land. However, we endured, we survived, and we created a state stretching from the shores of the Baltic Sea to the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

I hope that the ideas expressed by Putin in Valdai will help us to anchor our era in history, to help us pull Russia out of its present crisis. However, if we allow the participation of oligarchs and criminals in this enterprise, without mining the experience of the Soviet era, without putting Labour at the vanguard of it all, without respect for our unique and great history, we won’t get out of this impasse. We must remember that we’re strong, intelligent, and successful, in this world, we need no one but ourselves.

There was more, but this was the “meat of the core”. There are demented White movement elements in the diaspora that wish to excise the Soviet period from the book of Russian history. These people are traitors! These people are sell-outs! What’s worse… they push their propaganda fancies as fact, and pressure good people in the ROCOR to publicly accede to them (because of the “commissars” amongst the First Families, one can’t know what our clergy (especially in the ROCOR) really believe and hold). Don’t hold it against them. Keep focused!

Comrade Zyuganov believes in the Unity of Our History. President Putin believes in the Unity of Our History. Patriarch Kirill believes in the Unity of Our History. Fr Vsevolod Chaplin believes in the Unity of Our History, as does Professor Narochnitskaya. All patriotic Russians, both at home and in the diaspora, believe that. Remember, there are those amongst us who sold out to the West during the Cold War (they’re the ones who brought that slimer Herbst to the ROCOR meeting). They haven’t changed their spots, not in the least.

It’s time for us to stand up proudly and face down the scummers. Yes, they have money… yes, they have political “friends”… yes, they’re united, whilst we’re not. However (as Chukcha the Wise would say)… we can retrieve the situation, but shall we bear the cost of it all? Shall you swallow a kopeck’s worth?

BMD

A Note to a Valued Friend:

Dr Johnson said the following:

As I know more of mankind, I expect less of them, and am ready now to call a man a good man, upon easier terms than I was formerly.

That is, when one gains a measure of wisdom and maturity, one realises that people are imperfect, and, often, are stuck in situations not of their making. In such cases, one “throws a pinch of incense upon the altar”, and all decent people understand and forgive that (for we’ve all done the same). Mayor Ed Koch said it using a much more “streety” voice:

If you agree with me on everything, you’re either crazy or an ass-kisser. If we can agree on what’s in front of us, we can work together.

Shall you take my hand? I needn’t agree with you on everything to be your friend. The road is long and windy, isn’t it?

BMD

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