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American expert: Russian fleet begins its game in the Mediterranean

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Russia enhances its military power in the Mediterranean, allowing the fleet start your game in this part of the planet. To be present in relative proximity to their native shores is much easier than trying to compete with the United States in the oceans. This assessment was given by the American expert on the Armed Forces of the USSR and the Russian Federation Dmitry Gorenburg for the European Center for the Study of Security Issues George C. Marshall (Institute of the American Ministry of Defense).



The new face of the Soviet Fifth Squadron


Maintaining a naval presence in the Mediterranean is a much more effective strategy for the Russian Navy [...] because Russia does not have the resources or global ambitions to challenge the global superiority of the US Navy

- notes Gorenburg (senior researcher at the Strategic Research Division of the Center for Naval Analysis, an employee of the Davis Center at Harvard University).

According to him, published in NI, during the Cold War, Soviet warships were a common sight in the Mediterranean. Since 1967, the Fifth Squadron has been responsible for this region, which pursued US carriers, being ready to hit them with missiles, torpedoes and even nuclear weapons. But with the collapse of the USSR, this compound was disbanded.

However, in 2013, it was recreated as a Mediterranean squadron, which mainly includes pennants of the Black Sea Fleet. The Syrian port of Tartus has again become a Russian base designed to serve ships, including the atomic class. After the Black Sea Fleet was replenished with six “Varshavyanka”, two of them are constantly based on the designated base. On a rotational basis, there are surface ships and submarines of other fleets, mainly - SF and BF.

This group delivers troops to Syria, strikes ground targets on its territory, monitors the pennants of the United States and its allies, and demonstrates the flag of the Russian Federation in the harbors of foreign states such as Cyprus, Egypt, and Malta.

The presence of permanent forces in the Mediterranean Sea enhances Russia's authority in the region, serves as a deterrent to Western military operations in this location and is a barrier to the enemy’s desire to penetrate the Russian borders

- the expert points out, noting that this is actually the "game of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean."


Corvettes close access


Gorenburg sees in Moscow’s refusal to build an American-style navy a transition to a predominantly defensive strategy. At the same time, the closed access zones created by Russia are planned to be covered with small corvettes equipped with missiles.

As he explains, the idea is that the Russian fleet can use these ships to create maritime zones that are difficult for enemy forces to penetrate. These “A2 / AD" bubbles in the Black Sea and the eastern Mediterranean consist of a set of multi-level defense and several strike structures attacking in a number of directions using a combination of sea, air and ground-based long-range missiles and shorter-flight systems - coastal and air defense .

Old Soviet-era cruisers and destroyers will continue to visit ports to gain prestige, but small ships and [attached to them] missiles will form the essence of the Russian fleet in the Mediterranean Sea and elsewhere

- notes the expert.

In the future, the Mediterranean squadron will include 10-15 surface ships and several submarines, the expert said.

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  1. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 3 October 2019 09: 50
    +10
    What, legs spread apart? Striped ears understand that holding China in the Pacific Ocean, and Russia in the northern seas and Middle-earth, lacks resources. Given the range of the new ship systems in Russia ... At the same time, the United States continues to spread rot allies from Europe (and the Turks) in all directions. We live in an interesting time ...
    Syria, Syria ... And who asked, what for us this Syria?
    1. Svarog
      Svarog 3 October 2019 10: 11
      -9
      American expert: Russian fleet begins its game in the Mediterranean

      The American expert does not think correctly. We don’t have our own game, the Americans are pulling us into these games, where we are forced to answer and spend huge sums of money on these games .. Here about China we can say that they play their game, where the Americans are forced to react .. And a competitor China is the water on the Americans.
      1. Mestny
        Mestny 3 October 2019 12: 27
        -2
        Apparently China is not spending huge amounts of money?
        1. hydrox
          hydrox 3 October 2019 19: 20
          +1
          Well, in vain do you consider someone else’s sr-va in someone else’s pockets :: You are not controlling the defense budget of China?
          Either you have a special relationship with China, or in some ways it has remained your debtor! laughing
      2. Vadmir
        Vadmir 3 October 2019 15: 16
        +3
        We don’t have our own game, the Americans are pulling us into these games, where we are forced to answer and spend huge sums of money on these games ..
        There are two options, either you are a player or you are a pawn that someone else will play. Being a player is expensive, I agree, but being a pawn is shameful for a country with such a size and such a great history as Russia.
        Personally, I, with my taxes, vote for Russia to be a player.
    2. Grandfather
      Grandfather 3 October 2019 11: 08
      +1
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Syria, Syria ... And who asked, what for us this Syria?

      once again: so that the Saudis did not extend the pipe to Europe ... well, how much can you explain that ...
      1. bayard
        bayard 3 October 2019 12: 51
        +9
        Quote: Dead Day
        once again: so that the Saudis did not extend the pipe to Europe ... well, how much can you explain that ...

        Firstly, it was the Qatari pipe — the gas pipe — that was more dangerous.
        Secondly, the question is wider and more complex, including that there should be a new platform for the indirect clarification of relations - in return \ in contrast to the Ukrainian theater. And it partly worked out. And in Syria, Russia’s hands to use all means were untied.
        Thirdly, the base in Tartus. It is important, important for the future development / construction of the Russian fleet. And the base there was built and assigned to Russia for the long term.
        Fourth, hydrocarbons from the Syrian shelf. The reserves there are huge and were explored just before the start of the Russian operation in Syria. And this means that all of Russia's costs will more than be covered by the profit from the development of this shelf.

        So Russia solved, decided and continues to solve a whole range of problems. And the successful solution of these problems leads to the return of Russia to a narrow circle of leading world powers that determine world politics and the rules of the game. Methodically, systematically, statistically.

        So the Ministry of Defense announced that by 2028 a naval base would be created in Venezuela for basing the CD SD on submarines. The base will be built AT THE EXPENSE OF THE RECEIVING PARTY. The allocation of a loan to Venezuela for these tasks has been agreed. And if we take into account that just by 2028 - the time of construction / commissioning of this naval base, two Borei class nuclear submarines will be built as carriers of long-range missile launchers (Caliber-M), then this base will become such a "hedgehog in his pants" for The United States, like Cuba, was not at the time of the Cuban missile crisis.
      2. Ratmir_Ryazan
        Ratmir_Ryazan 3 October 2019 13: 05
        -1
        Do not carry nonsense that Russia supports Syria only so that the Arabs do not build a pipeline.

        Israel, for example, is already going to pull the pipe into the EU, but what is stopping the Arabs?

        Firstly, Syria is not so vast, the pipeline can be carried out as you like without affecting its territory.

        Secondly, how would the Arabs build a pipeline through Syria if ISIS won there?
        1. hydrox
          hydrox 3 October 2019 19: 28
          +2
          Israeli pipe on the Arab territories?
          Are you serious or am I not understanding something?
          And how many days a year this pipe will be under pressure ?! laughing
          1. Ratmir_Ryazan
            Ratmir_Ryazan 4 October 2019 02: 16
            0
            What manners to blurt out rubbish and laugh at it yourself ?!

            Take a look at the map, a pipeline from the UAE or CA can easily bypass Syria through Iraq to Turkey and then to Europe or via Jordan, Israel and further by sea to Europe.

            Israel is already building a pipeline from its gas field to the EU and they would be happy if the Arabs offered them the option of transit of their gas.

            In Syria, pipelines have not wedged together. Another point is that there is no need for the Arabs to build a pipeline, they are selling gas in the form of LNG.

            All who shout that Russia needs Syria, so that the UAE or SA gas to Europe would not sell either fools or just provocateurs.
            1. hydrox
              hydrox 4 October 2019 06: 11
              0
              Quickly finish your MGIMO - then we'll talk about international affairs, and especially about the inhuman "love" of Arabs for Jews ...
              Maybe, by this time, you’ll understand why Russia and Qatar lively trade in LNG: then they are buying a gas carrier from us, then we are from them ...
              1. Ratmir_Ryazan
                Ratmir_Ryazan 5 October 2019 03: 19
                0
                Israel knows how to count money, and would not have refused an extra profit.

                In general, where and from whom did you hear that somewhere the project of a pipeline from the UAE or CA to the EU was discussed?
            2. 5-9
              5-9 4 October 2019 15: 41
              0
              Through Turkey? Through Kurdistan, which Turkish Chechnya is already ... twenty years and the end and the edge is not visible? The pipe through Iraq (again the Kurds and in general) also delivers
              Israel is going to build a pipe in the EU? By sea?
              1. Dmitry Vinner
                Dmitry Vinner 4 October 2019 18: 26
                0
                = An agreement was signed on laying a gas pipeline from Israel to Europe =
                https://nep.detaly.co.il/podpisano-soglashenie-o-stroitelstve-gazoprovoda-iz-izrailya-v-evropu/
                It is entirely conceivable that Arab gas will also go through this pipe to Europe. Past Syria and Turkey.
              2. Ratmir_Ryazan
                Ratmir_Ryazan 5 October 2019 03: 17
                0
                Yes, Israel is building a pipe by sea, now there is nothing surprising in it, if you haven’t been in the know, we have been doing the same for a long time: North 1, North 2, Turkish and Blue Streams.

                If it is difficult to build through Turkey and Iraq because of the Kurds, then how did they want to build a pipeline through Syria, where the Kurds are the most adequate of those armed groups that would have been in control if the legitimate authority in Damascus had fallen ?!

                And I didn’t hear something from the Syrian authorities, categorically there is no gas pipeline, I haven’t heard anything about the project of a gas pipe from the UAE or CA to the EU.

                Maybe you have data on official statements by the authorities of these countries?

                Why should the UAE invest in a pipeline if they already sell LNG around the world? But I didn’t hear about large gas reserves at SA.
                1. hydrox
                  hydrox 5 October 2019 07: 25
                  0
                  You are gorgeous!
                  Until now, the Emirates have received gas from Qatar, and the Saudis have enough of their own production, but since 20 KSA will not be able to cover the gas demand with its own production, and together with the Emirates they become net importers of LNG.
                  And what kind of gas supply do you speak of Europe, if the Emirates are not LNG exporters at all?
                  Is it possible that Russia will be able to provide LNG to the Persian Gulf ... laughing
                  1. Ratmir_Ryazan
                    Ratmir_Ryazan 5 October 2019 10: 25
                    0
                    You are right, I was mistaken, I did not mean the UAE, but Qatar, as the main country in the Middle East of the LNG exporter.

                    And the essence here is different, I’m just saying that I didn’t hear anything about real intentions to build a pipeline for gas from the Middle East to Europe, especially through Syria and the more categorical negative answer to this from the Syrian authorities.

                    I don’t understand who is spreading rumors that Russia is in Syria just so that the Arabs do not sell their gas to Europe through Syria.

                    Well, if only provocateurs and fools.
      3. Vol4ara
        Vol4ara 3 October 2019 15: 20
        0
        Quote: Dead Day
        Quote: Mountain Shooter
        Syria, Syria ... And who asked, what for us this Syria?

        once again: so that the Saudis did not extend the pipe to Europe ... well, how much can you explain that ...

        And what prevents stretching it through the territory of neighboring states?
        1. Lexus
          Lexus 3 October 2019 20: 20
          0
          And what prevents stretching it through the territory of neighboring states?

          Moving faults of the earth's crust and mountainous regions with high seismic activity. The most stable "corridor" is through Syria.
      4. hydrox
        hydrox 3 October 2019 19: 24
        +1
        Namely: neither the Saudis, nor the Emirates, nor the Qatari!
    3. bar
      bar 3 October 2019 13: 27
      +3
      And who asked, what for us this Syria?

      Unsinkable aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean. And probably cheaper than sinking iron.
  2. bessmertniy
    bessmertniy 3 October 2019 09: 50
    +5
    When NATO constantly demonstrates its Navy in the Black Sea, strengthening the presence of our Navy in the Mediterranean is especially important.
    1. Chaldon48
      Chaldon48 3 October 2019 10: 14
      +10
      NATO lost its taste for Black Sea water after they were given to understand that the exercises were exercises, but if something went wrong, not a single ship would return.
  3. Fedor Sokolov
    Fedor Sokolov 3 October 2019 09: 54
    +6
    The military doctrine of Russia is defensive, and the US is offensive, implying a preemptive nuclear strike, which raises the question of who is actually behaving aggressively? Who carries "democracy" on the wings of their planes around the world?
  4. Vadim T.
    Vadim T. 3 October 2019 09: 56
    +9
    Americans correctly assess the situation. Even when the restoration of the base in Tartus began, it became clear that Russia was returning to the Mediterranean Sea. At all times, this reservoir played a crucial role not only in the life of Europe, but also throughout the Old World. Therefore, the actions are necessary and correct. Keep it up.
  5. Vladislav_2
    Vladislav_2 3 October 2019 09: 57
    +1
    Under pain of destruction, they still have not invaded us ... yes they are used to smashing small states and imposing their rules, and with us they have a complete bummer
    1. Mestny
      Mestny 3 October 2019 12: 30
      +1
      Not so much destruction as the size of the consequences for the whole world. Whoever says that, Russia is a superpower with numerous nuclear weapons, nuclear power plants on its territory, and other dangerous industries. Even the emergence of chaos in our territory will cause a loss of control of these objects.
  6. gabonskijfront
    gabonskijfront 3 October 2019 09: 58
    +4
    The war at sea is the most unpredictable, probably not a single pre-war concept has played, starting from the Greco-Persian wars. Neither the great armada nor the proud dreadnoughts have justified the hopes. So it will be now, I think the world’s oceans will be filled with all kinds of drones, from air, to underwater , and he himself will be shot through through the coastal complexes and not a single scandal will go out to sea without being at gunpoint.
  7. Nycomed
    Nycomed 3 October 2019 10: 05
    +3
    But the Mediterranean Sea is a big trap. Russia does not control not one of its entrances and, accordingly, exits: Turkish Straits, Suez Canal, Strait of Gibraltar. We can come in, and if, God forbid, what will begin? Where and how to go?
    1. Fedor Sokolov
      Fedor Sokolov 3 October 2019 10: 21
      +2
      Despite the dislikes, the question is really interesting! So far, we can feel calm in normal relations with the countries of the region, but in which case we can easily be cut off the supply and military support of our bases in the Mediterranean, so the Russian Empire and the USSR, realizing this, sought to take control of Istanbul.
    2. protoss
      protoss 3 October 2019 10: 22
      +6
      if something serious begins to come out there will be no one. the superiority of NATO fleets in the Mediterranean is enormous.
      but don’t worry, there will be no war with NATO.
    3. Grandfather
      Grandfather 3 October 2019 11: 11
      -2
      Quote: Nycomed
      But the Mediterranean Sea is a big trap. Russia does not control not one of its entrances and, accordingly, exits: Turkish Straits, Suez Canal, Strait of Gibraltar. We can come in, and if, God forbid, what will begin? Where and how to go?

      patriots will easily answer you as it was already: they’ll flood everything in the straits on an aircraft carrier. no one will come in and out.
      1. Mestny
        Mestny 3 October 2019 12: 32
        0
        And you, unpatriots, what do you suggest - immediately surrender right now?
        1. Nycomed
          Nycomed 3 October 2019 12: 47
          0
          And who calls for surrender? But why do we need it?
        2. T.Henks
          T.Henks 4 October 2019 16: 57
          0
          Katz offers to give up. Katz offers for rent ......
      2. Nycomed
        Nycomed 3 October 2019 21: 58
        0
        About the answers, I know perfectly well. But in essence? I, again, "lied" it turns out?
    4. Alex_59
      Alex_59 3 October 2019 11: 15
      +5
      Quote: Nycomed
      But the Mediterranean Sea is a big trap. Russia does not control not one of its entrances and, accordingly, exits: Turkish Straits, Suez Canal, Strait of Gibraltar. We can come in, and if, God forbid, what will begin? Where and how to go?

      In Soviet times, the entire 5 I squadron was de facto regarded as suicide bombers who did not need to return anywhere. But in reality in peacetime already in the 70 years there were great doubts about the possibility of a full-scale war, as a result of which ships in the Mediterranean Sea aimed primarily at putting pressure on the enemy with their presence in a permanent cold war, without turning it into a hot war phase. That is, the presence of the 5 th squadron in the Mediterranean Sea has turned from an intermediate preparatory, to a large war, action into the main essence and purpose of such a presence. Presence for the sake of presence. Today everything is the same - no one believes in a big war, but to show who has weight in the region must be continuous.
      1. Nycomed
        Nycomed 3 October 2019 22: 06
        -1
        No more than the 5th squadron, and it is not known when it will be and whether it will be at all ...
    5. parkello
      parkello 3 October 2019 11: 20
      +1
      therefore, control over the straits should remain with Russia, not Turkey, and the Turks will block the straits in one day, how to drink.
    6. efimich41
      efimich41 3 October 2019 11: 39
      0
      "We can go in, but if, God forbid, what will start? Where and how to get out?"
      Why go out? Russia must always act in its own interests. []
    7. bar
      bar 3 October 2019 13: 24
      0
      By this logic, the Black Sea is still a big trap, not to mention the Azov Sea.
      Katz traditionally offers to give up.
    8. Yura
      Yura 3 October 2019 14: 12
      0
      Quote: Nycomed
      Russia does not control not one of its entrances and, accordingly, exits:

      Why? Why do you think so? Who then is controlled and controlled, is this someone by Russia from land and air?
      Quote: Nycomed
      We can come in, and if, God forbid, what will begin? Where and how to go?

      As we go in and out. Anyone who risks stopping, risks being left without a way out. USA? Well, well, let them try, in order to reassure them, Russia can arrange exactly the same thing for them.
    9. yuratanja1950
      yuratanja1950 3 October 2019 17: 31
      0
      Quote: Nycomed
      But the Mediterranean Sea is a big trap.


      Well ... By and large - we have traps in all fleets ... Most likely, therefore, a defensive naval doctrine in all its capabilities (combat, material, etc.) is more acceptable for Russia at the present stage ...
  8. usr01
    usr01 3 October 2019 10: 14
    +1
    Let's start from the Mediterranean .... Let them learn to be afraid.
    1. Nycomed
      Nycomed 3 October 2019 10: 19
      0
      Whom and what are they "afraid" of?
  9. sergo1914
    sergo1914 3 October 2019 10: 26
    +6
    Demonstrates the flag of the Russian Federation in the harbors of foreign states such as Cyprus, Egypt, Malta.


    There, our tourists normally demonstrate everything like that. Not just a flag.
    1. lucul
      lucul 3 October 2019 10: 35
      -10
      There, our tourists normally demonstrate everything like that. Not just a flag.

      Yeah, especially our "Natasha" ....
      1. Nycomed
        Nycomed 3 October 2019 10: 43
        -4
        "Natasha" destroyed the fleet and the whole Country ... Bravo "Natasha"! good
        1. Mestny
          Mestny 3 October 2019 12: 33
          -2
          Which country? Is the USSR really?
          Russia is not going to fall apart, there is a fleet.
          Oh yes, this is probably the former Ukraine.
          1. Nycomed
            Nycomed 4 October 2019 11: 25
            0
            And during the USSR there was no "Natasha", or did they try not to mention it? "Natasha" was, is and will be! good lol fellow
      2. 2 Level Advisor
        2 Level Advisor 3 October 2019 10: 54
        -5
        But what does the demonstration of the flag give us in essence? will anyone explain? what local citizens will see that we have a ship? and what good is it to us?
        that the government of the country will accept the ship in the port and find out that we have a ship (will remove port charges at the same time)? so they already knew ... I just won’t understand what the country gives such an important demonstration of the flag, that this is almost one of the main tasks of the Navy (sarcasm)?
        1. Alex_59
          Alex_59 3 October 2019 11: 22
          +7
          Quote: Level 2 Advisor
          But what does the demonstration of the flag give us in essence? will anyone explain?

          World politics differs little from the situation on the country's collective farm markets in the 90s. For example, you decided to start selling seeds and put your tray in a place that is advantageous for you. But then the "local boys" come and start pressing you. Disperse your customers, demand a kickback from you for the right to trade and cover, demand that you buy seeds only from their suppliers. Etc. Now imagine that you walk in with your boys, who are holding baseball bats. And from "local" questions and presenting to you immediately becomes less. Somehow ... miracles ...
          Well, actually "locals" are Americans, clients are Arabs, Syrians, Egyptians. Ours with a bat is a spherical large landing craft with a Marine Corps company of the Black Sea Fleet in a vacuum :-)
          1. 2 Level Advisor
            2 Level Advisor 3 October 2019 19: 13
            -1
            Thanks for the explanation, Alex! thanks to the minusers for their adequate explanation to my question in style - I'm too cool for you to comment, but I’ll put a minus ..
    2. notingem
      notingem 3 October 2019 10: 48
      0
      Cyprus. Egypt and Malta do not care about the flag demonstration. This is an English patrimony. Look at the number of flights to England in Cyprus and Malta at the airport.
      1. Grandfather
        Grandfather 3 October 2019 11: 12
        0
        Quote: notingem
        Cyprus. Egypt and Malta do not care about the flag demonstration. This is an English patrimony. Look at the number of flights to England in Cyprus and Malta at the airport.

        there and so their base.
  10. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 3 October 2019 10: 42
    +4
    If we step back from the idea that NATO still controls the straits, then we can say that our position in the Mediterranean is strengthening.
    1. hydrox
      hydrox 3 October 2019 19: 46
      0
      In fact, the Straits are controlled by the Montreux Doctrine of 1936.
      And Suez will be controlled by the one who needs it and is more handy - now this is the most important way in SEA, and we have good relations with Egypt. laughing
      And Turkey - so far our fellow traveler ... it is not by chance that Germany removed all its air forces from Incirlik AB.
  11. notingem
    notingem 3 October 2019 10: 42
    +3
    The Mediterranean Sea is the inland sea of ​​NATO countries. Bases and airfields along the coast. Draw conclusions. In case of conflict, our ships there will simply be swept away. Who will be responsible for this again as 1941 General Pavlov. We have our own inner Black Sea
    1. Serg65
      Serg65 3 October 2019 11: 11
      +1
      Quote: notingem
      In case of conflict

      In the event of a conflict?
    2. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 3 October 2019 11: 23
      -1
      Quote: notingem
      The Mediterranean Sea is the inland sea of ​​NATO countries.

      I have not heard that Algeria, Libya, Syria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Monaco were members of NATO. If you take by and large, in this NATO is a country that does not have a place in the eastern hemisphere.
      As for the Bear and the bees. Well, they bite a little, but they themselves will lie down with stings torn from the back ...
      yes
      1. Stas157
        Stas157 3 October 2019 12: 12
        +1
        Quote: ROSS 42
        Quote: notingem
        The Mediterranean Sea is the inland sea of ​​NATO countries.

        I have not heard that Algeria, Libya, Syria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Monaco were members of NATO.

        So what? NATO has enough forces and means there to totally control the Mediterranean Sea. The same as Russia control the Black Sea. Russia in the Black Sea occupies only 20% of the coastline. The rest are hostile countries or NATO countries. Nevertheless, everyone believes that the Black Sea is our inland.
    3. askort154
      askort154 3 October 2019 13: 42
      0
      notingem ...... Mediterranean Sea Inland Sea of ​​NATO countries. Bases and airfields along the coast. Draw conclusions. In case of conflict, our ships there will simply be swept away.

      And Russia will "smoke" aside? Even now, US-NATO
      (a coalition from 63 countries!) cannot oust Russia from BV, where Russia is already clearly winning. So, you conclude: what will turn out for the US-NATO,
      an attempt to blockade our base in the Mediterranean. They understand perfectly well that this will be the removal of the fuse from the "trigger" of a nuclear war.
    4. hydrox
      hydrox 3 October 2019 19: 54
      -1
      The Inland Sea of ​​NATO Countries, Speak?
      Then, perhaps, you can name the NATO countries located on the northern coast of Africa (except Ceuta, of course (there our ships still received there))?
      1. notingem
        notingem 4 October 2019 09: 50
        0
        What are Russia's allies in the Mediterranean? ONLY NOT TRAINING AND REAL
        1. hydrox
          hydrox 4 October 2019 12: 50
          -1
          And why did you get the idea that our 5th fleet needs allies except Khmeimim, Tartus, Alexandria and GLONASS?
          That is why the staff of the AUG will not appear there.
  12. Ross xnumx
    Ross xnumx 3 October 2019 11: 16
    +1
    To be present in relative proximity to their native shores is much easier than trying to compete with the United States in the oceans.

    Well, it’s just that Russia has never tried to compete with the United States in the oceans. And what, in fact? In carrying out aggressions and military incursions into militarily weak countries? Russia does not need such competition - we have enough of our land.
    As for the presence of the Russian fleet in the Mediterranean, I can easily go over to "you" and say:
    - But this is not your business! yes
    We have enough experts from the former Soviet republics. And the Russian fleet is not so weak as to ask permission from those who shit for themselves from only one presence in the waters of Russian warships ...
  13. EDWARD
    EDWARD 3 October 2019 12: 00
    0
    Andreevsky flag over the oceans to be! Russia will return the once lost status of a great sea power.

  14. Shuttle
    Shuttle 3 October 2019 12: 34
    +1
    An interesting feature. This Dmitry Gorenburg has a profile on "Moscow Fly"

    What is the "Center for Marine Analysis" senior researcher? Russian, Australian, Nicaraguan? What kind of hamster is this page for?

    Here is his slightly more detailed profile:
    Dmitry Gorenburg is a senior fellow at the Strategic Studies Division of the Center for Naval Analysis and an employee at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University.
    https://globalaffairs.ru/person/p_3161
    Noteworthy is the list of articles on this resource.

    Although in the 17 year, the author had a very suitable article.
    https://newtimes.ru/articles/detail/130092/
    You just need to understand whose mill Comrade Gorenburg pours water.
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  16. bar
    bar 3 October 2019 13: 22
    -2
    To be present in relative proximity to their native shores is much easier than trying to compete with the United States in the oceans.

    And most importantly, you can do without aircraft carriers
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  18. PalBor
    PalBor 3 October 2019 15: 52
    0
    October 1, 2019
  19. Polinom
    Polinom 4 October 2019 12: 51
    -2
    Reading other sources.
    Three Russian submarines got into the port of Syria for a joke and can not perform combat missions

    According to "Lenta.ru", the reason was the old Soviet batteries installed on them. New imports are not available due to sanctions. The problem was discovered upon arrival in Syria, including the newest Novorossiysk, Rostov-on-Don and Stary Oskol submarines. They were commissioned in 2014-2015 and are equipped, in particular, with Kalibr cruise missiles. The Defense Ministry declined to comment on this information.
    https://echo.msk.ru/news/2496149-echo.html

    It should be especially noted that the Veliky Novgorod submarine completed the scheduled repair just a few days ago - at the end of summer. Previously, she performed tasks in the Eastern Mediterranean. Now the submarine with the damaged coating will be able to return back to the Sevmorzavod and dock in about two months. Such a long period is determined due to the fact that the plant is working with other submarines of the Russian Navy. These are the Rostov-on-Don and Kolpino submarines.
    https://topwar.ru/162180-nazvana-prichina-po-kotoroj-pl-velikij-novgorod-vnov-vernut-na-zavod-dlja-remonta.html
  20. Sergey Freeman_61
    Sergey Freeman_61 4 October 2019 12: 53
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    We need Syria as a bridgehead in the Eastern Mediterranean, locking the Black Sea region. We fought for this, and we will defend Syria. This, like this, simply does not give otherwise, no matter how much the budget costs. But we do not want us to be cut off our south and deprived of a strategic food supply!? It is like death. Then it is necessary to immediately bomb the Ukrainians and Amer’s bases on their territory. But this will not end, new cockroaches will come running. But in order to prevent this from happening, we need Syria and Iran.