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Sunday, 10 June 2018

Pacific Fleet Ships Arrive in Philippines

BPK Admiral Vinogradov

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Fleet Spokesman Captain 2nd Rank Nikolai Voskresensky said:

A task force of the Pacific Fleet consisting of large anti-submarine ships Admiral Tributs and Admiral Vinogradov and mid-size sea tanker Pechenga arrived in Manila on an unofficial visit.

Under the visit programme, the task force commander, Captain 1st Rank Oleg Korolev, will hold a meeting with representatives of the Philippine Navy command staff and take part in a media briefing. Philippine servicemen will be able to visit the Russian vessels. The Russian visit will last until 14 June.

9 June 2018

TASS

http://tass.com/defense/1008857

Monday, 22 September 2014

22 September 2014. Here Be Those Nasty Ol’ Russian Soldiers that the Western Media Bloviates About…

00 russian navy officers. 22.09.14

Russian Navy men back from sea duty with the Pacific Fleet

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There’s much bloviation about Russian military men in the Western punditocracy… they’re all mediocrities at best… they’re brutal rapists, thugs, and thieves… they’re completely clueless as compared to their Western counterparts… they’re just not REAL military men (to be military men in the Western sense, one has to devastate civilian neighbourhoods without mercy, use torture when you feel like it, force-feed prisoners, call all your enemies “terrorists”, and bomb ’em all into the Stone Age without any moral qualms whatsoever). Nope… Russian soldiers aren’t like that at all. They’re normal human beings, as the above image testifies… and their professional standards are as high as anyone else’s. The USA lacks the money, means, manpower, and will to face Russia, and that’s that. In any case, Russians ARE patriotic and WILL fight for their Motherland,,, they’re not service-evading cowards like the leading elements of the US Republican Party… don’t attend to rightwing jerks like George Will, Rich Lowry, Rod Dreher, or the bloviators at Stratfor (they aren’t real intel people… they’re media poseurs)… they DO have an agenda…

BMD 

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

14 May 2013. RIA-Novosti Infographics. Disposition of the Major Fleet Units of the Russian Navy

00 RIA-Novosti Infographics. Disposition of the Major Fleet Units of the Russian Navy. 2013

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13 May is a holiday honouring the Black Sea Fleet that began in 1996 to commemorate the founding of one of our main naval bases. The Black Sea Fleet is a strategic formation of the Navy of the Russian Federation to ensure Russia’s military security to the south. Its main bases are Sevastopol and Novorossiysk, with subsidiary bases at Temryuk and Tuapse. Besides the naval bases, it has surface ships and submarines, naval aviation and air defence units, coastal defence troops, and naval infantry battalions. The main objectives of the Black Sea Fleet at present are:

  • The protection of economic zones and areas of industrial activity, with the suppression of illegal activities
  • Ensuring navigational safety
  • Execution of Russian foreign policy in economically-important regions of the World Ocean (visits, business visits, joint exercises, activities in the peacekeeping forces, etc)

13 May 2013

RIA-Novosti

http://en.rian.ru/infographics/20130513/181118560/Russian-Navy.html

http://ria.ru/infografika/20130513/934047240.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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