Voices from Russia

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

24 December 2014. Mistral, Mistral, Who’s Got the Mistrals… or… That’s OK, We Got the High Tech from the Deal!

00 frigate admiral kasotonov. St Petersburg RF. 24.12.14

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Read this. Look at who’s speaking for the government! Deputy Chairman of the Government D O Rogozin… the most hardline anti-liberal anti-American hegemonist hawk of the lot. In any case, Russia got the technology transfer that it was looking for, and plans to build two Mistral-class ships in Russia are still full steam ahead. Look at the above image… it’s the launch of the Project 22350 frigate Admiral Kasatonov in St Petersburg. Russia has a world-class shipbuilding industry that can make any kind of ship that the navy requires… I think that the Mistral deal was really a bid to acquire technology, and that was a success. Note also that Rogozin makes it clear that Russia is pulling out of space coöperation with NASA on many fronts (perhaps, American cosmonauts will be able to fly to the ISS on Russian craft, but no more than that). In short, the hubristical Anglo Americans do it again… in their arrogance and self-centred pride, they refuse to see how this’d knacker their space programme in the near- and far-term. The Republican filth wasted America’s substance in needless wars of aggression and tax giveaways to the Affluent Effluent paymaster-puppeteers of the GOP (look at Rick Perry… you’ll see the face of the modern Republican Party… grasping corruption, bloody unconcern with human life, and smarmy “Evangelical” pietism).

The joke’s on the USA… the French built the ships to Russian specs, and the Russian equipment allotted to them wasn’t installed. Russians have brains in their heads… they know that Anglo Americans are shameless liars and inveterate sneaks (“winning is the only thing”), so, no Russian gear was to be installed until the ships reached Russia. If NATO were to take over these ships, it’d take a whole lotta brass to bring them up to operational readiness, and it’d take at least a year, if not more to do the job. In short, all that the French did was to put their reputation as impartial arms merchants in the shitter. The two countries that’d benefit the most from that are China and Russia, who’d be glad to pick up France’s arms sales… after all, why buy from someone who’s just going to refuse to deliver them to you at the whim of the juvenile Anglo American brats?

VVP won this one… as I said, look at who the messenger is… it’s Rogozin. Is VVP grooming him as a possible successor? One can only wait and see…

BMD

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Crimean Naval Base Command Formally Re-Established

V-Day in Sevastopol

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A spokesman for the ChF-MF (Black Sea Fleet) told journalists that the Crimean Naval Base Command (KVMB), an integral part of the Fleet until 1996, is now formally re-established and operational. He said, “The command is in Sevastopol, housed in the former Ukrainian Navy headquarters. Captain 1st Rank Yuri Zemsky, who previously commanded operational units in the Mediterranean, heads the new unit”. According to the KVMB chief of staff, Captain 1st Rank Aleksei Komarov, from 1 December, the 126 Separate Coastal Defence Brigade at Perevalnoe and a another separate coastal missile brigade in Sevastopol began operations, saying, “The new units went on duty, having combat elements to defend against enemy ship movements in the Black Sea”.

New Ships to Join ChF-MF

Today, Captain 1st Rank Oleg Krivorog, commander of the 30 Surface Warfare Division of the ChF-MF, revived on 1 December, told journalists that his unit will receive new ships of Frigate Project 11356, starting in mid-2015. He said, “In summer 2015, plans call for the first frigate of Project 11356, Admiral Grigorovich, to join the fleet. According to the plan, the frigate Admiral Essen would deploy in the Black Sea fleet by the end of next year. A year later, the frigate Admiral Makarov would join the 30 Division. Next, the Admiral Butakov and Admiral Istomin would follow them into service. The new ships of the 30 Division will have only contract service crews. The vessels are still under construction, but crew training for them is underway”.

21 December 2014

ITAR-TASS

http://itar-tass.com/armiya-i-opk/1662861 

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

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“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 02. 01.11.14

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00 russian naval infantry 04. 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

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