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The intrigues of Russian intelligence: a storm in a glass of water from CNN

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Probably not a month goes by without our media mentioning in news reports of NATO ships in the Black, Baltic or other seas conducting reconnaissance along our borders when reconnaissance UAVs cruise through airspace in close proximity to Russian border areas.

Part of the population is indifferent to this, part with understanding. But there are people who are sincerely outraged by the arrogance of the Americans or other members of the NATO bloc. The network periodically raises discussions between "ardent patriots" and "liberals" about this.

At the same time, we completely forget that we act in the same way on the shores of others or someone else's airspace. As our ships, UAVs, planes, satellites constantly monitor military facilities in other countries.

After another report on the flights of our strategic bombers in neutral waters and the interception of these aircraft by fighters of a potential enemy, we resent the arrogance of other pilots.

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Everyone knows that intelligence has been, is and will be. It will always be. Regardless of the state of relations between countries. Regardless of talking about friendship and cooperation. As long as the army exists in the world, intelligence also exists in the world.

The army leadership and the leadership of the country should know more than they are told by the leaders of other states. Ideally, they should know everything about negotiating partners and more. They should be aware of the capabilities of other states in the field of defense or the potential for attack.

Today, such a discussion arose again. True, the next opposition of the “patriots” and liberals was organized not by the Russian media, but by the American. The world's second largest audience reach agency, CNN. It was there, with reference to a source in the US Coast Guard, that material recently passed on a Russian reconnaissance ship that controls the US coast and poses a danger to America.

The message is about the Russian CER (special communications vessel), Viktor Leonov. It was this ship that appeared off the coast of the United States a week ago. In principle, the tale of the communications ship is atavism during the Cold War. Anyone who understands you will tell you that the CER-175 "Viktor Leonov" is a reconnaissance ship that can really conduct complex reconnaissance.

Predictably, the discussion in the American media quickly jumped over the ocean and continued in our Russian patriotic publications. Oddly enough, the leitmotif of disputes among Americans and Russians looks the same. "This is for you ..."

Our publications feature both UAVs, and, for example, the American destroyer Arly Burke, the American destroyers SRZK (reconnaissance ship, another common name for ships of the Viktor Leonov class), and Russian strategic planes aviation.

Oh, this Soviet project 864!


What is so dangerous for the US reconnaissance ships of Russia project 864? "Victor Leonov" is just the last of seven such ships. It was commissioned in 1988. Board number 425. Serves together with the "brother" CCB-169 "Tavria" in the North navy.

In addition to the Northern Fleet, two ships are part of the Pacific Fleet, SSV-535 Karelia and SSV-208 Kuril Islands. Two ships belong to the Baltic Fleet, SSV-520 Admiral Fedor Golovin and SSV-231 Vasily Tatishchev. One ship is part of the Black Sea Fleet. SSV-201 "Priazovye".

What can these ships do? "Viktor Leonov" conducts comprehensive reconnaissance: radio engineering, radio-electronic and sonar. Simply put, now there is a “controller” of communication systems and radar systems off the American coast. The ship controls American firing ranges and missile bases, monitors the state of the seabed, and also takes data on the performance characteristics of American missiles during training firing. Well, the routine is radio interception.

Sailors laugh and civilians panic


In principle, such opportunities for RZK do not represent anything outstanding. Ships of this class are equipped approximately the same. That is why the military does not pay much attention to their work. A "full-time spy" who is allowed to see what is possible, nothing more. In the same way, sailors acted in Soviet times.

The question arises as to who benefits from such discussions in American, and indeed Russian, society. Why are panics not raised by the military, but by people far from the army and navy? Why are counterintelligence officers silent, but journalists worried? Moreover, journalists who most often saw the army only on the screens of monitors and TVs.

Probably, most sailors who have ever participated in the exercises of the Navy will tell about foreigners who lugged behind their ship during the exercises. Or how they themselves followed some American during NATO exercises. Moreover, no one perceives this as something out of the ordinary. Normal practice. We follow them, they follow us. Hide and seek on the naval ...

It is clear that it is important for the press to create a certain information boom to attract readers. Need a "highlight". This explains the appearance of such sensations. And the inflation of the topic is the merit of the radical patriots and their ideological opponents. The struggle between “seven in one stroke” and “chef, everything was gone.”

Information storm in a glass of water will end soon


And the topic of intelligence in this imaginary confrontation is used as the most closed and little-known sphere of activity of the military. There is an opportunity to fantasize, to use “unnamed sources”, “opinions of reliable sources” and so on. Nothing new.

So CNN, and after this agency and some Russian publications just raised a storm in a glass of water. No more. And such storms for sailors of any country in the world are just a circus number of an illusionist. Such storms of the Navy are not terrible.

This means that the information storm will die out soon. Storm needs wind, not a desk fan.

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  1. aszzz888
    aszzz888 22 December 2019 06: 21
    +10
    Normal practice. We follow themThey are behind us. Hide and seek on the naval ...

    To win, you need to know EVERYTHING about your opponent / enemies.
    1. depressant
      depressant 22 December 2019 09: 29
      +7
      The author ...))
      From the point of view of our journalist and just a civilian, the information obtained by the conventional "them" from us is looting, and the information we obtained from them is a noble trophy))
      1. To be or not to be
        To be or not to be 22 December 2019 11: 22
        +2
        Workdays of reconnaissance ships ...
        SSV-175 - "Odograph" - transferred to the Northern Fleet, No. 729/23/649 dated January 22.1.96, XNUMX from the Black Sea Fleet.
        The glorious path of this SRZK !!!!
    2. andrewkor
      andrewkor 22 December 2019 10: 18
      +2
      It all started back in the days of the pharaohs!
    3. Granddad
      Granddad 22 December 2019 11: 37
      +5
      Quote: aszzz888
      Normal practice. We follow themThey are behind us. Hide and seek on the naval ...

      To win, you need to know EVERYTHING about your opponent / enemies.

      Yes, there is knowledge and coordinates .. There is no order !!!

      And so we live in hope .. hehe
  2. Amateur
    Amateur 22 December 2019 06: 29
    +8
    about the Russian CER (special communications vessel)

    There is a wonderful book by Oleg Rykov "Charlie-Charlie-Bravo" in which he tells in great detail and with real naval humor about what the ships of the SSV are actually doing. I recommend.
  3. parusnik
    parusnik 22 December 2019 07: 15
    +5
    So CNN, and after this agency and some Russian publications just raised a storm in a glass of water.
    .... Again? ... I’m just looking where the glasses go ..
  4. Doctor
    Doctor 22 December 2019 09: 56
    +2
    The second type of ship, after the frigate PLO, which we really need now. And not seven, but 30.
    1. ccsr
      ccsr 22 December 2019 14: 13
      +2
      Quote: Arzt
      The second type of ship, after the frigate PLO, which we really need now. And not seven, but 30.

      In fact, we do not need such reconnaissance ships, but such as the Ural was and not seven units, but at least two, and as the ultimate dream - three or four.
      1. Doctor
        Doctor 22 December 2019 14: 31
        -2
        In fact, we do not need such reconnaissance ships, but such as the Ural was and not seven units, but at least two, and as the ultimate dream - three or four.


        And what can the Ural do that the average reconnaissance ship cannot? And what is better for controlling the World Ocean, periodically keeping 2 Urals in the Pacific and Atlantic, or at a constant 20 CER in all important regions?
        1. ccsr
          ccsr 22 December 2019 15: 46
          +2
          Quote: Arzt
          And what can the Ural do that the average reconnaissance ship cannot?

          Do you generally understand how an operational reconnaissance ship differs from a strategic reconnaissance ship in terms of technology? I’m not even talking about the autonomy and duration of the campaigns - these are disproportionate quantities.
          Quote: Arzt
          And what is better for controlling the World Ocean,

          We do not need the oceans - we need to control the continental United States, especially after they closed Lourdes.
          Quote: Arzt
          periodically keep 2 Urals in the Pacific and Atlantic, or at a constant of 20 CERs in all important regions?

          The cost will be too different when so many ships are kept at sea. And it is not a fact that these 20 ships will obtain the strategic information that one Ural can intercept, process and classify for transfer to the GRU - for this a different level of technology and specialists is needed.
        2. Senior manager
          Senior manager 22 December 2019 16: 38
          0
          Pure nostolgia - KRTR "Mariata". Infection.
  5. Jager
    Jager 22 December 2019 10: 39
    +4
    They have vile spies, and we have brave scouts! soldier
  6. Dizel200
    Dizel200 22 December 2019 10: 40
    +5
    What is the article about? Why this whole story? Also a storm in a glass))
    1. alexzeit
      alexzeit 22 December 2019 16: 21
      0
      Well, does the captain need to train evidence or not?)
  7. Granddad
    Granddad 22 December 2019 11: 32
    0
    Part of the population is indifferent to this, part with understanding. But there are people who are sincerely outraged by the arrogance of the Americans or other members of the NATO bloc.

    Whoever sits on the buttons has probably erased them from the desire to press and bang ... While there is no order! soldier
    1. SASHA OLD
      SASHA OLD 22 December 2019 13: 18
      -1
      Quote: Grandpa
      Part of the population is indifferent to this, part with understanding. But there are people who are sincerely outraged by the arrogance of the Americans or other members of the NATO bloc.

      Whoever sits on the buttons has probably erased them from the desire to press and bang ... While there is no order! soldier

      1. Granddad
        Granddad 22 December 2019 13: 33
        -3
        Well, this film is of course a breed for our Army .. all Jews in "our media and TV" ..
        Well, we know. All the ins and outs of men soldier ? So hold on for now and wipe ourselves off from spitting ..
        There isn’t enough evil. hi Remember the man. That we are Orthodox Slavs and children. Grandchildren remind it .. Maybe we will survive!
    2. Zusul
      Zusul 23 December 2019 12: 04
      +1
      Do you think they don’t want to live like that? :)
      Let’s better keep the buttons ready, but without pressing
  8. eklmn
    eklmn 22 December 2019 16: 23
    -5
    Doctors have long been diagnosed with narcissism as a disease.
    She suffers from President Trump, trying to stand out in all the comments. Moreover, he does not like to leave unanswered comments about himself. The last word in the verbal booth should be behind him.
    Many Russian journalists, including the author of the article, Alexander Staver, suffer the same narcissism.
    Well, I didn’t say or comment on CNN’s military characteristics and goals of the Russian ship! CNN reported on the actions of the US Coast Guard, which warned all ships located near the Russian ship to be very careful, because The Russian ship turned off the transponders and does not communicate with other ships to clarify the course, as is customary in civilized behavior at sea. That's all!
    Just the coast guard informed the watercraft to be careful because of another Russian boor at sea.
    But there is no limit to the joy of the authors - “they noticed us!”, “They wrote about us!”, And the most beloved, “to be afraid of us !!!”.
    Although, besides CNN, no one has submitted this info. But for “the island of Russia, surrounded by trenches” (Peskov’s words), CNN’s multimillion audience like a drug, is intoxicated with happiness that “they know about us”. They don’t even think about it - but from which side?
    And is it good to be reputed to be a nonsense and a boor.
  9. shinobi
    shinobi 24 December 2019 01: 26
    +1
    They will have elections there next year, and the topic "Russians are coming" is a win-win. Well, on the sly, additional appropriations to knock out, kudazh without it. So they fan hysterics where they just won't pull up for the market, because really routine and no one really focuses attention.
  10. xax
    xax 24 December 2019 22: 54
    0
    As our ships, UAVs, planes, satellites constantly monitor military facilities in other countries.

    We are the bright side of power - we can.