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Russia's military power is weak but dangerous, say in Bulgaria

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The fire at the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov is among the unfortunate events that accompany the life of the Russian army, showing the weakness of the military power of Moscow. This opinion was expressed by the Bulgarian edition of Mediapool.


Russia has risen


Three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Russia recovered and showed combat potential that instills fear not only in its neighbors, but throughout the world. However, she is still struggling with difficulties associated with the quality of personnel.

- indicates the publication.

According to him, the war with Georgia in 2008 showed that the army did not wake up from the collapse that followed after 1989. In this regard, at the official level, a commitment was made to replace 70% of military equipment by 2020 and to reform the personnel structure, which was based on the draft, and many units were catastrophically understaffed.

During the reform, the number of units was sharply reduced and the creation of a professional army on the basis of a staff sergeant began. However, the effectiveness of the measures taken casts doubt on the publication.

On the one hand, the modern Russian army acts globally and often effectively, "on a scale unthinkable at the beginning of the century." In particular, the conflict in Syria gave the special forces and pilots additional combat experience, and ships and planes reached all the way to South Africa and Latin America. The development of a range of technologies has alarmed potential Kremlin opponents. These include air defense systems that can complicate the life of the Western Air Force; a new generation of shock rockets that forced the United States to withdraw from the DRMSD.



Dangerous weakness


On the other hand, serious problems remain with personnel and rearmament. A sensitive blow was dealt by a severance of relations with Ukraine, which played a large role for the defense industry of the Russian Federation.

It’s significant how the latest Russian frigates faced a lack of engines

- notes Mediapool.

In his opinion, at best, the morale of the army remains problematic. As an argument, the case of the execution of eight conscripts against the background of “bullying traditional for the army” is given.

However, as the newspaper writes, “the greatest skill of Russia” lies in choosing the right direction for the use of its troops.

Despite the usual problems for her, the Russian army is ready to successfully fight at the immediate borders of the country, which gives it an advantage over the Western powers because of their extended supply lines

- indicates the Bulgarian publication, concluding that "the military power of Moscow may still have cracks, but it is being updated."

For opponents, this makes the Russian army very dangerous

- concludes Mediapool.

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  1. NEXUS
    NEXUS 24 December 2019 00: 39
    +9
    Three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Russia recovered and showed combat potential that instills fear not only in its neighbors, but throughout the world.

    And who then accumulates this fear among the Bulgarians? Well, obviously not the RUSSIAN people this nightmares the BULGARIAN people. And who then has fear there in Bulgaria? Who has the fifth point of the bench press there? The answer is known. But it is necessary that everyone believes that the whole Bulgarian people are afraid of us, Russian barbarians as a people.
    1. vkl.47
      vkl.47 24 December 2019 00: 43
      +9
      They need to put their tongue in their fifth point and keep quiet. And they stuck it in the star-striped ass.
      1. NEXUS
        NEXUS 24 December 2019 00: 45
        +10
        Quote: vkl.47
        They need to put their tongue in their fifth point and keep quiet. And they stuck it in the star-striped ass.

        Do not stick ... the weak always become the flags of the strong. And getting up under these standards, the weak begin to vote what the strong will tell them. In this case, the helmsmen of Bulgaria stood under a star-striped flag. Dot.
        1. hydrox
          hydrox 25 December 2019 10: 57
          +1
          And since when is the opinion of some treacherous country (many times treacherous !!) may interest us ?? and what difference does it make that they will speak tomorrow if we don’t want to have anything to do with them today?
      2. 4ekist
        4ekist 24 December 2019 12: 46
        +1
        It would be better if the Bulgarians thought about the problems of the LGBT communities and the influence of the moon on the sexual factor of cats.
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        2. pytar
          pytar 24 December 2019 18: 37
          -1
          It would be better if the Bulgarians thought about the problems of the LGBT communities and the influence of the moon on the sexual factor of cats.

          Nobody knows the Internet portal Mediapool, copied the stats of Peter Aps - Reuters ... bully
          Well, you can scratch your tongues and in, what's stopping you ?! lol
    2. kapitan92
      kapitan92 24 December 2019 01: 23
      +9
      Quote: NEXUS
      And who then accumulates this fear among the Bulgarians? Well, obviously not the RUSSIAN people this nightmares the BULGARIAN people.

      I propose to do without cliches and Laybakov! The article is more or less objective, given that Bulgaria is a member of NATO.
      However, she is still struggling with difficulties associated with the quality of personnel.

      There are problems. And dead and infantile recruits meet, and sometimes mow down from the Army in "black".
      In his opinion, at best, the morale of the army remains problematic.

      This is a shit, brothers! That's what, but fighting spirit is present !.
      The case of "bullying" is not an indicator, the family is not without its black sheep, as they say. There are cases and this must be admitted.
      the conclusion that "the military power of Moscow may still have cracks, but it is being updated."

      And this is true! After Gorby's betrayal and the collapse of an alcoholic, the Army was abandoned. And what about without "cracks"? The main thing is being updated, starting at a slower pace, but it is being updated.
      ,
      the modern Russian army operates globally and often effectively, "on a scale unthinkable at the beginning of the century."

      What is true is true!
      The fire at the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov is among the unfortunate events that accompany the life of the Russian army, showing the weakness of the military power of Moscow.

      Here, perhaps, the author went through. The fleet is a sore spot for us, and there were many topics about this and "battles". The fleet requires huge financial and intellectual investments, a serious material base. There are problems and we know about them, here you will not surprise us. There are some serious progress.
      the creation of a professional army on the basis of a staff sergeant began.

      In 1973, the conscription system in the States was abolished by a decree of President Nixon. This process is not fast and in the States, given their military budget, it took ten years to "polish"
      And I’m sure that in 5-8 years we will have a contract prof. Army. The main thing about preparing the mob. reserve do not forget!
      For opponents, this makes the Russian army very dangerous

      It's only the beginning!
      Here is the title of the article I did not like. hi
      1. bistrov.
        bistrov. 24 December 2019 13: 15
        0
        Quote: kapitan92
        Our fleet is a sore spot

        The fire on the Admiral Kuznetsov is more likely not a "problem of the fleet", but a problem of private near-naval structures, private "subcontractors" who repair it.
      2. yustas
        yustas 24 December 2019 14: 27
        +3
        The conscription system, in my opinion, should remain, in a certain percentage of the main, professional army, and as for the fact that someone is being rotten, it will be in a professional army, if a person is not prepared, then everyone will rot, and in first of all, his parents spread rot, well, or carried it on handles like a crystal egg. I will say from my own life, my son, at the age of 6, crawled along the Swedish hills in the yard by himself, and if he fell, he would sit back, cry and crawl further, taught by experience. To me and him a couple of times "I'm mother" ran up with "Wuxi pusi, how it hurts" but they were sent to their family. If you run around and feel sorry for the child for every day, he will not grow up ready, but if you say, think about what you did wrong and fix it, then he will be ready for both failures and their solution. Well, something like that, guys.
      3. pytar
        pytar 24 December 2019 17: 48
        +2
        First you need to figure out what kind of info-agency is Mediapool? I must say right away - unknown in Bulgaria. Absolutely not included in the leaders of the information space. An Internet portal, of which there are tens of thousands in Bulgaria.

        Funded through NGO / Foundation / INFO-SPACE.

        Activity: "Development of civil society in Bulgaria and the countries of South-Eastern Europe, Promotion and development of Euro-Atlantic values ​​in South-Eastern Europe, Assistance in the development of objective and independent media; Development and widespread use of new information technologies; Help in overcoming historical prejudices that hinder normal communication on Balkans; Help to improve and harmonize interethnic and multicultural communication in the Balkans. "
        This article expresses the solely subjective opinion of Mediapool journalists. In general there are 5-6 of them there ... No cardinal conclusions can be drawn on the basis of this material. Of course, the on-duty Bulgarian-phobic on VO can exercise ... laughing
      4. Separ
        Separ 24 December 2019 18: 02
        0
        It’s not for them to evaluate the state of our army, we know our shortcomings without appraisers, who have never really fought ... We are expecting the following assessments from Moldova and Estonia ..
    3. Sarmat Sanych
      Sarmat Sanych 24 December 2019 03: 21
      +1
      Already someone, and these worthless limitrophs need to put their tongue in one place instead of analyzing our Army. It would be better if they analyzed the disaster in the US Army. US military commits suicide more often than dies in Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2018, the number of U.S. military personnel who took their accounts with life reached 541: https://m.uz.sputniknews.ru/society/20191201/12917332/Gibnut-chasche-chem-v-Irake-Pochemu-voennye-SShA- ubivayut-sami-sebya.html? mobile_return = no
      Also, let the "brothers" (whom we constantly rescued from extermination) get to know that out of 11 American aircraft carriers now only one could go on duty.laughing... Do you know what social networks are raging about in the States? That the Pentagon has massively underestimated the losses of American soldiers in recent years, constantly dismissing the dead retroactively and then concluding fictitious contracts with them as with "mercenaries from PMCs", and that mercenaries as losses in the statistics of the American army are not displayed, at the same time their families do not need to pay appropriate payments ...
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    5. Far East
      Far East 24 December 2019 12: 54
      0
      may everyone be AFRAID! will be respected! this is how our WORLD is arranged! from one word, RUSSIAN! hi
    6. yustas
      yustas 24 December 2019 14: 18
      +1
      I’m more interested in how it happened that they have extended supply lines, but we don’t? Analytics and knowledge of geography apparently were not present here) Bulgarians, in a word)
    7. pytar
      pytar 24 December 2019 17: 16
      -1
      And who then has fear there in Bulgaria?

      A public opinion poll clearly shows that of the countries of Eastern Europe, the Bulgarians least of all consider Russia a threat or an enemy.
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  2. sir_obs
    sir_obs 24 December 2019 00: 52
    +4
    Who cares what the mattresses think there?
  3. Vadim Zhivov
    Vadim Zhivov 24 December 2019 00: 59
    +4
    Bulgarian experts are the most expert in the world !!!! Well, just like aglitsky !!! laughing
    1. bessmertniy
      bessmertniy 24 December 2019 04: 10
      +8
      Previously, our stores were littered with Bulgarian canned goods. Today, nothing Bulgarian is visible in the shops. As if Bulgaria itself is no longer there. feel
      1. Nikolai Grek
        Nikolai Grek 24 December 2019 04: 37
        +5
        Quote: bessmertniy
        Today, nothing Bulgarian is visible in the shops.

        No wonder they joined the EU !!! wassat wassat lol lol lol and it’s good that this disappears from our shelves ... let them choke on their own !!! laughing laughing
        1. Tank hard
          Tank hard 24 December 2019 08: 08
          +1
          Quote: Nikolai the Greek
          let them choke on their own !!!

          Yes, there is no longer its own, in the networks "Janet", which we have "Lenta", instead of the Bulgarian ketchup is "Maheev" lol Well, what remains to be done "great", only "analyze" ... request
      2. pytar
        pytar 24 December 2019 18: 21
        0
        Previously, our stores were littered with Bulgarian canned goods. Today, nothing Bulgarian is visible in the shops. As if Bulgaria itself is no longer there.

        Dear Victor, in 2019 Bulgaria exported agricultural products for almost 5 billion euros. Unfortunately for Russia, exports are negligible. Russian friends often visit me and they always express regret that there are no tasty, fragrant Bulgarian products on your shelves! Undoubtedly, there are greater reserves for cooperation in this area. In recent years, several joint programs have been initiated to boost trade between our countries. We hope that the results will be soon!
        Bulgaria, was, is and will be! Do not doubt! hi
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  4. LeonidL
    LeonidL 24 December 2019 00: 59
    +8
    The history of Bulgaria - "brothers" and their "eternal gratitude" are known. In the First World War they looked down the drain on the Kaiser, in the Second World War they kissed something to Hitler, then they kissed alternately with Stalin, Khrushchev, Brezhnev .... Now they are again in their usual position.
    1. Same lech
      Same lech 24 December 2019 01: 34
      +7
      I climbed into this publication and read the comments of local Bulgarians ... 50 to 50 ... half of NATO supporters ... half on the side of Russia.
      On the whole, Bulgaria is just cannon fodder and territory for military operations in the event of a conflict with NATO ... that is the only way it can be considered now.
      The article is weak ... 1 percent of useful information.
      1. bessmertniy
        bessmertniy 24 December 2019 04: 05
        +2
        Unfortunately, this applies to all of Eastern Europe, previously allied to us, and now - under the mattress. Errors must be corrected. To pull other countries out from under the "mattress" at least to the level of neutrality. what
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        1. sergo1914
          sergo1914 24 December 2019 07: 49
          +4
          Quote: Nikolai the Greek
          if anything, immediately Yarsy hammer all !!


          How old are you, fighter? School can’t oversleep?
      3. bukhach
        bukhach 24 December 2019 07: 51
        +4
        It would be interesting to know the average age of both categories of citizens, I think that NATO supporters are more young people, and for Russia, most likely, people of the older generation and the consequences of this state of affairs are obvious. The same is with Ukraine, the younger the more they are located in Europe.
      4. pytar
        pytar 24 December 2019 18: 41
        0
        Quote: The same LYOKHA
        I climbed into this publication and read the comments of local Bulgarians ... 50 to 50 ... half of NATO supporters ... half on the side of Russia.

        Alexei, you wildly surprised the public! belay Someone unknown to anyone, the Internet portal Mediapool reprinted a copy of Peter Aps from ROITERS!
        There are only 5 / five / comments! 24.12.2019/50/50! How did you split them 2,5/XNUMX? It turns out XNUMX! lol
  5. Ratmir_Ryazan
    Ratmir_Ryazan 24 December 2019 01: 24
    +5
    It would be more interesting to listen to these experts about the state and combat readiness of the Bulgarian army.

    Or they don’t have anything to write about their army at all, they decided to be smart about our armed forces.
  6. Flooding
    Flooding 24 December 2019 01: 41
    +4
    I was inattentive? Where did Mediapool write that "Russia's military power is weak"?
    1. asv363
      asv363 24 December 2019 07: 28
      +1
      In my opinion, this is a reprint from IA Reuters. Link to the article:
      https://www.mediapool.bg/pozhar-na-samoletonosach-pokazva-slabostite-na-ruskata-voennata-mosht-news301611.html
      1. pytar
        pytar 24 December 2019 18: 44
        0
        In my opinion, this is a reprint from IA Reuters.

        Who pays attention to the "details"? lol It’s more important to scold the Bulgarians for orderly times! fellow
  7. withoutreverse
    withoutreverse 24 December 2019 02: 11
    +7
    Russia's military power is not weak. she is self-sufficient !! to repel the aggression of any country, or group of countries. and the Bulgarians know about it.
  8. Tiger
    Tiger 24 December 2019 02: 16
    +2
    . ... the Russian army is ready to successfully fight at the immediate borders of the country, which gives it an advantage over the Western powers because of their extended supply lines
    At the borders? Of their own? Gives an advantage over the Western powers? Due to their extended supply lines ??? Is this - a direct open regret that they are going to attack right now, but are afraid of this?!? Do they just say that? Yes, and the Bulgarians? ..
  9. evgen1221
    evgen1221 24 December 2019 05: 40
    -1
    What do they think to insult their migrants and having promised the slaves the land of the gurus in the east, send this crowd to us. So fly and quickly. In general, the next paid vyser. Not worth the discussion.
  10. Talgarets
    Talgarets 24 December 2019 05: 49
    +2
    So, the Bulgarians listened, who is next in line? Macedonia, Portugal, Monaco, Uruguay. Your opinion?
    1. Separ
      Separ 24 December 2019 18: 07
      0
      Estonia, Moldova, Guadalupe ...
  11. sleeve
    sleeve 24 December 2019 06: 32
    +1
    Who is this?! Bulgarians appreciate us ?! I don't even want to go into details of this opus. I simply cannot live without mats, especially as regards the "fighting spirit of the army". In Bulgaria, there is a wide tradition of strengthening the fighting spirit! Everything, I'm out. Although it would be worth hoping that such a point of view is considered correct and basic in "here".
  12. nikvic46
    nikvic46 24 December 2019 07: 54
    +3
    Speaking about the problems of our army, they forget about their problems. Only fools have no problems. For them everything is clear. Often liberals procrastinate the topic of failures in exercises. And even exercises to see all the flaws. Bulgarians probably judge by the previous technique that they have left.
    1. Gardamir
      Gardamir 24 December 2019 09: 51
      +4
      They do it all. Russian Internet and television also talk about the problems of Ukraine, the Baltic states, Bulgaria, and so on, no one discusses their problems.
      1. bk316
        bk316 25 December 2019 16: 52
        0
        [quote] no one discusses their problems.
        The United States is only doing this ..
  13. Andrey VOV
    Andrey VOV 24 December 2019 08: 07
    +2
    Lord, these are where and about what?
  14. Eroma
    Eroma 24 December 2019 08: 16
    +3
    The Russian army has problems with fighting spirit, the Bulgarians write. Nonsense negative , just fighting spirit, it is an integral part of the Russian warrior! We can have problems with anything, but by the fighting spirit the Russian army will always surpass the enemy, this is in our blood! Syria proves this, and even in the wild 90s with complete collapse everywhere, 33 boys of the Pyanzhsky (if memory serves) border guard detachment, only thanks to their fighting spirit, they stood up against hundreds of majahideen! soldier
    1. cost
      cost 24 December 2019 09: 01
      +3
      12th Sarigorsk outpost of the Moscow border detachment of the Group of Border Troops of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Tajikistan
      The attack on the Sarigors was attended by 14 gangs and soldiers of the regular army of Afghanistan - a total of about 400 people, armed with 12 machine guns, 4 recoilless guns, five rocket launchers, 30 hand grenade launchers, two mortars. And all this against 47 border guards and one civilian.
      1. Eroma
        Eroma 24 December 2019 09: 42
        +1
        Thanks for clarifying! good
        1. cost
          cost 24 December 2019 09: 52
          +3
          surviving border guards of the 12th Sarigorsk outpost
    2. pytar
      pytar 24 December 2019 17: 58
      0
      Quote: Eroma
      The Russian army has problems with fighting spirit, Bulgarians write.

      Ha! This Mediapool Internet portal is murky and unknown to anyone! 5-6 incomprehensible "journalists" hang out on him! The Info-Space Foundation, which finances them, will start from 3 people! Nobody in Bulgaria has heard of them!
  15. cniza
    cniza 24 December 2019 09: 00
    +2
    The fire at the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov is among the unfortunate events that accompany the life of the Russian army, showing the weakness of the military power of Moscow. This opinion was expressed by the Bulgarian edition of Mediapool.


    Another expert to help the Chinese ...
  16. andrewkor
    andrewkor 24 December 2019 09: 19
    +1
    I read all the comments to the article (30 pieces). That the "brothers" are modestly silent, you see, they put their tongue where they need to!
    1. pytar
      pytar 24 December 2019 18: 55
      0
      Quote: andrewkor
      I read all the comments to the article (30 pieces). That the "brothers" are modestly silent, you see, they put their tongue where they need to!

      And I climbed onto Mediapool, read the stats. It turned out reprinted from Reuters. And there are only 5 comments. Bearing in mind that in the so-called Mediapool agency I work only 7-8 journalists, probably these 5 comments, they wrote! lol And here as many as 30 !!! fellow The fact is significant, draw your own conclusions ... yes
  17. Gardamir
    Gardamir 24 December 2019 09: 59
    +4
    Gentlemen, the administrator and moderators, my statement on the topic of communication on the VO.
    I am of normal orientation, and although my 20 years have remained in the past millennium, I am still interested in women. And I am wildly annoyed by the abundance of getdoras on the site. A normal guy will not talk about the fifth point, ass, stick his tongue in ...
    Please make one more rule, a ban on the promotion of non-traditional relations.
  18. Paranoid50
    Paranoid50 24 December 2019 10: 12
    +2
    This opinion was expressed by the Bulgarian edition of Mediapool.
    belay Wow, you ... Talking lecho ... wassat
  19. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 24 December 2019 10: 21
    0
    As soon as Bulgaria became a NATO member, it immediately fluffed its wings and cooed in unison to its "allies". Is this "thorough" analysis of the Russian army connected with the fact that Russia is now viewed as an enemy? Oh well. It is impossible to agree with the Bulgarians on the "weakness of military power", "collapse", "the problem with l / s and weapons." One gets the impression that it was not the Russian army that was being dismantled, but the Ukrainian one.
  20. vanavatny
    vanavatny 24 December 2019 10: 49
    +3
    Well then, on ,, little brothers ,, pounced? I see straight insight here: it turns out we still have an army and a general staff who know how and where to apply it, taking into account some changes throughout Europe (if you suddenly consider Bulgaria to be part of it) this gives a chance, not Russia, because we should take them away, but the Bulgarians themselves to get out from under the rigid external dictatorship and recall at least some national interests until they became extinct
  21. Xenofont
    Xenofont 24 December 2019 11: 24
    +2
    The author clearly has blinders on his eyes: hazing exists in all the large armies of the world. Have amers executions of colleagues several times a year and for "brothers" is the norm, it does not affect the morale! The main thing in the publication is to accomplish two tasks: to scare and slander.
  22. ZaharoFF
    ZaharoFF 24 December 2019 12: 14
    0
    - indicates the Bulgarian publication, concluding that "the military power of Moscow may still have cracks, but it is being updated."

    Bulgaria has no cracks. She's just that crack
  23. Old26
    Old26 24 December 2019 14: 46
    +2
    Quote: bessmertniy
    Previously, our stores were littered with Bulgarian canned goods. Today, nothing Bulgarian is visible in the shops. As if Bulgaria itself is no longer there. feel

    How is it not visible ???? stop I disagree ... A BULGARIAN pepper? laughing laughing
    They were not only Bulgarian. Hungarian "Globus" EMNIP. Now we manage on our own. Although I would take some even now, if I were. This is so, by the way
  24. 1536
    1536 24 December 2019 16: 02
    +1
    Something tells me that the Bulgarians will never fight against the Russians, and the results of the Russian-Turkish war of 1877-1878. were a natural result of the interaction of Russians and Bulgarians, no matter how anyone wants to see Bulgaria as an enemy of Russia along with Poland, for example.
    1. pytar
      pytar 24 December 2019 18: 02
      0
      Something tells me that the Bulgarians will never fight against the Russians

      That's right! good I will tell you more! Poles, Czechs, Slovaks, Hungarians, Romanians, etc. also will not fight. There will be no war. All the heat in the media has other goals ... hi
  25. Separ
    Separ 24 December 2019 17: 58
    0
    Bulgarians are specialists according to our army .... don’t tell my slippers ..