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Yury Baluevsky: From whom Russia should defend itself in the 21st century

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To the question, what should Russia be afraid of ?, I would answer simply: we don’t need to fear anyone or anything. Russia simply needs to build its future, without looking at anyone.


And now more specifically - about some external and internal threats that seem relevant to me. I have with me a presidential decree "On the military doctrine of the Russian Federation" and the text of this document itself.

As deputy secretary of the Security Council, I headed an inter-agency working group that prepared this doctrine. You can scold her, praise her, look for our allies, opponents, argue about the subtleties and details, etc. I will say that the document was written in a very difficult time and was approved in February 2010. It seems to me that if we do everything according to the conceptual approaches that are indicated in it, then the question is why should Russia be afraid? will also be minimized to a certain extent.

Now on the topic of our conversation. I do not want to voice common truths, but I will say that it seems to me important.

Whether we like it or not, today the struggle for access to the resources of the post-Soviet space, in which, naturally, we are, is becoming more active in the world. It is not only about natural and human resources, but also about all the others. There are forces that are trying to expand their capabilities in order to use these resources, and this is not for the good of Russia. This is the first thing I would like to discuss today.

Now about military threats. It seems to me that in the foreseeable future, external and, especially, I emphasize, military threats will be determined by the policies of our partners (the word “opponents” is more appropriate here) —the United States and NATO, the aim of which, in my opinion, has never changed. And this goal is to prevent the revival of Russia as an economic and military power capable of independently defending its interests. Believe me, being in various positions, I had many contacts, including with the heads of the US military, the Secretary of State, etc. And for some reason, behind all the words they said, I felt that with Russia, as it were, there was nothing to talk about.

This once again convinces me that today one cannot ignore such an important factor of time as information wars. This is the reality that exists and is increasingly acquiring special significance. Information wars are aimed at disabling the state and military control system. Today, such wars are planned and practically waged against Russia by those who would like to secure a bloodless victory in their confrontation with us.

What are the features of today? One of them is that today the border between the state of the world and the state of war practically disappears. This border, in my opinion, is simply not there. Once I read the thoughts of Colonel General Staff of Russia Yevgeny Eudardovich Messner, who wrote that we should stop thinking that war is when people fight, and peace when they are not fighting. You can be in a war without fighting explicitly.

“Modern war,” said Messner, “is a deviation from the classical art of war. The war with rebels, saboteurs, terrorists, saboteurs, propagandists will take on enormous dimensions in the future. ”

Proceeding from all this, we can assume that Russia had, is and always will have national interests that must be protected. And this thesis must be constantly present in the policy pursued by our country.

To talk about external threats, we need to dwell a bit on what changes we should see in the character, structure of the war, for which we should prepare. Although someone may not agree with me. There are quite a few people who believe that nobody threatens us today and therefore we don’t need to prepare for anything.

Well, it is their personal right to think so. But I believe that if a state has such an instrument as an army, then it should have a specific task, which cannot be, say, harvesting, as it was at certain times. It must defend the national interests of the state, including with the application of force.

In this case, the most important problem of any state is to identify the likely enemy.

When I watched the reaction to the “Military Doctrine of the Russian Federation” adopted by Russia, the main question for the authors of this document was: “Who are you going to fight with?” To this I can say that in that open document it was not possible to write everything. But there are other documents that define, if not direct opponents, then those who can be expected, to put it mildly, not partnerships.

Without identifying a likely enemy, it is impossible to correctly and objectively determine the purpose of the war and its character. I think that this thesis is beyond doubt.

A few words about the features of modern warfare.

I am convinced that today direct aggression is no longer the only way to achieve victory. Moreover, the non-force use of armed forces is increasingly being observed. Therefore, when we talk about the so-called strategic deterrence, this deterrence is the non-force use of troops. Our military doctrine clearly states that no conflict is to be avoided - this is Russia's goal for the foreseeable future.

Another feature of modern warfare is the use of so-called soft power. As well as preventive defense - as a way of preventing and deterring aggression, expanding the spheres of armed confrontation, creating, expanding and using new military equipment based on nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, robotic complexes.

All this is a feature of modern warfare. I am convinced that today the fighting will be very closely interconnected, and they will penetrate into all possible areas of warfare - earth, air, water, outer space.

And at all levels of action - tactical, strategic, operational. These are the features of the war of the future. Hence the question: are we ready for such a war?

Yes, while we still keep space free weapons. But believe me, all this is temporary. As soon as our "partners" feel the need for a weapon in space, they will do it.

We recently celebrated the anniversary of the Reagan Defense Initiative. It was 1983 year. If you carefully analyze what the Americans have been doing since that memorable year, you can understand that they did not stop their development. They simply reached a certain level for different stages of their movement, received breakthroughs in completely different, peaceful areas. And then moved on.

So it will be continuous. At one time, I, as a young officer, got Liddell Garth's book, The Strategy for Indirect Action. Reading it for the first time, I did not understand much. Later, while working in various positions, I began to evaluate in a new way what indirect actions are, which Garth as a military man and historian had traced since ancient times. These are indirect actions of economic, political, transport isolation, demonstration of force and intimidation by force. This includes the introduction of international forces and the conduct of peacekeeping and humanitarian operations to ensure the so-called human rights.

If we make a conclusion on indirect actions, then their use allows to achieve maximum success with minimal or no use of military force itself. A direct armed attack in the form of aggression will be possible only when the enemy is either one hundred percent sure of his impunity, or with the same degree of confidence will count on his victory.

Further, the fact that today the terrorist wars have become an ominous reality. These are the operations that are carried out according to a single plan in the form of a large number of actions separated in space. Take at least the same color revolutions, which took place primarily in megacities and big cities and were carefully coordinated.

Are we ready today to conduct a counter-terrorism war as a fundamentally new type of military art? I have no definite answer to this.

But only a correct understanding of the nature and content of a future war is the most important and indispensable condition for ensuring Russia's security. A mistake in this plan will nullify both the planning and the practical implementation of the tasks associated with the construction of the Armed Forces of Russia. We simply will not have time to correct such an error.

About the author: Army General, former chief of the General Staff of the RF Ministry of Defense, advisor to the commander-in-chief of the internal troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia
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  1. Belogor
    Belogor April 24 2013 15: 55
    19
    Unfortunately, you have to defend yourself from everyone, both from obvious enemies and from "friends", both former and present. If nuclear weapons somehow cool some hotheads, then in the information war we have nothing to boast about. Painfully a lot of the writing fraternity divorced all over the world and everyone strives to kick
    1. patline
      patline April 24 2013 16: 33
      +7
      I had to defend myself, I have to, and in the future nothing will change.
      And about information wars - well, we are learning fast ... And I think they will also turn to us for advice (and they are already addressing - Syria is asking Russia to help in the information war)
    2. Army1
      Army1 April 24 2013 16: 59
      +5
      You can’t make it tempting to attack us, and Russia should not be afraid but to destroy internal enemies, and then there will be no external ones, About the photo of two laughing to be afraid they must be an ant.
      1. saw486
        saw486 April 24 2013 20: 19
        0
        It seems to me that the destruction of internal enemies should begin with improving life in the country and there will be fewer enemies, and fewer people will listen to them.
        1. gladysheff2010
          gladysheff2010 April 24 2013 22: 54
          +2
          And for some reason I think that we need to start by looking for friends, because we already went through the search for enemies, before the Second World War, and the results of this search became very difficult. But with "friends of democracy" you need to try to win, it is information wars that are difficult and a very delicate work - to drag the public to its side, and it is also necessary, very necessary, to create a positive image of Our Country, and this must be done first of all with our own people, look around how many young and healthy people look to the West with lust talk about the need to get out of here. This is actually the result of an open information war against us. We ourselves must love and praise our country!
        2. CTEPX
          CTEPX April 25 2013 05: 29
          +3
          Quote: saw486
          you need to start with improving life in the country

          We need to start by amending the Constitution of the Russian Federation, which is written for us by our enemies.
          First you need to understand and discuss this. Popularly)).
    3. SASCHAmIXEEW
      SASCHAmIXEEW April 24 2013 18: 46
      +5
      We must get rid of enemies in the government, in power! We are still an occupied country until we raise the economy, and we will not raise it until finances are in the wrong hands, the Central Bank gives a private 8% loan to banks, banks give us a 15% loan !! And our money (stab fund) with Amers is 2-3%! So who is the ENEMY !!! We must enter the 5th column in the passport, and drive all the liquidationists out of the country and deprive them of property through the courts, otherwise they will put us down! !! It was not in vain that the tsars persecuted them; it was Lenin and Trotsky who brought them to power and all the terror that was happening in the country, it was the work of the liquidationists, Stalin, when he entered into force, began to get rid of them, but poisoned the heartfelt !!! Under him, the country went forward, it was a pity I did not have time to crush all the nits! And the ghoul EBNshka on the shoulders and money of the liquidationists broke into power and now we have what we have !!!
      1. nickname 1 and 2
        nickname 1 and 2 April 24 2013 23: 34
        -1
        Quote: SASCHAmIXEEW
        It is necessary to get rid of enemies in government, in power!


        Here for IT five Nobel’s hangs at once! They don’t have enough diapers either, so they need it from happiness!

        Quote: Ak 12
        Not Russia should be afraid of NATO, but Nato Russia

        Once we arranged a race! This is not productive! If only we could afford to attack first! Then yes!

        We must wait for them to make a strategic mistake.
        In the meantime, that's right.
      2. Tartary
        Tartary April 25 2013 09: 45
        +3
        Quote: SASCHAmIXEEW
        And the ghoul EBNshka on the shoulders and money of the liquidationists broke into power and now we have what we have !!!

        It was with him that the Constitution for Russia was written by the advice of the advisers of the "friends", but by the hands of our "Chubais" people!
        Who is so smart minus the STEREH ???? Maybe Chubais got into our camp?
    4. VADIMKRSK
      VADIMKRSK April 24 2013 20: 53
      +1
      The main thing in man is the brain. FOR THIS AND THE WAR IS GOING. RINSE AND INSTALL EASY. BUT THIS IS NOT REAL ... THIS CHILDREN - YES. VERY SUSCEPTIBLE. 7 CHILDREN CHANNELS - CHOOSE THE MOST CRAFTS. BUT SOMETIMES AND DEVELOPING, GOOD. MEAN BORING DULL MULTS. 9, 4, 3, 0.6 YEARS ... NEW RUSSIANS.
    5. 755962
      755962 April 25 2013 00: 42
      -1
      Quote: Belogor
      Unfortunately you have to defend yourself from everyone

      Including from the UN ....
      Stalin in those far years vigilantly noticed
      1. Kaa
        Kaa April 25 2013 00: 52
        +1
        Quote: 755962
        Stalin in those far years vigilantly noticed
        Soviet propaganda is the most truthful and perspicacious in the world ...
      2. evgenm55
        evgenm55 April 25 2013 14: 16
        0
        Joseph Vissarionovich felt enemies and traitors and other trash not only at a distance, but also in time. No wonder they all were afraid of him and at the same time did not hide his respect. This is not a honey collector for you.
  2. Ak 12
    Ak 12 April 24 2013 15: 58
    +7
    Not Russia should be afraid of NATO, but Nato Russia
    1. skeptic-
      skeptic- April 24 2013 16: 42
      12
      Quote: Ak 12
      Not Russia should be afraid of NATO, but Nato Russia


      The West has always been afraid of Russia. He was afraid and attacked, received in full. He was afraid again and attacked again. Simply - this is true by definition, as long as there is the West, which Russia, as always, comes, grinds and leaves again. This causes bewilderment among the West, which, over the years, again develops into a desire: "Well, now we will definitely win" ...
      1. evgenm55
        evgenm55 April 25 2013 14: 45
        0
        But at what cost is it always given to us ....
    2. SASCHAmIXEEW
      SASCHAmIXEEW April 24 2013 18: 56
      +4
      And they, with all our dependence on them, oh how afraid they are of us !!! If they hadn’t been afraid, they would have attacked for a long time !!! But in general, who said that we are afraid of them ?! We just know how this will end for them, but they guess!
    3. saw486
      saw486 April 24 2013 20: 37
      0
      I would rather be respected by us.
      1. Farik
        Farik April 24 2013 22: 16
        +2
        Quote: saw486
        I would rather be respected by us.

        So if they are afraid, then they are respected !!!
  3. Roll
    Roll April 24 2013 16: 05
    -3
    bully After 2025, world capitalism as a system will approach its aisle. Further, either communism on new principles or an electronic concentration camp. In the first path, Russia will have a bright future, and in the second path all fundamental states will be destroyed, 5 yards of people destroyed. it is a threat to Russia, but it cannot be avoided. there will be a world thermonuclear war 3, all states will hit everyone, then the remaining vigorous arsenals will unite and establish control over the world.
    1. sniper
      sniper April 24 2013 16: 57
      +7
      Quote: Rolm
      After years 2025

      Dear, what are you smoking ??? Maybe share a secret ??? laughing
      1. Roll
        Roll April 24 2013 17: 24
        +9
        bully And what do you think the theory of the golden billion exists for pro forma, and no one is interested in it, and it will not be executed. At the beginning, they also thought about fascism, that these were childish pranks, and the peoples specifically exterminated. And the better we are, that there is a great need for us. Now the process of the destruction of states is being worked out in the Middle East, then the turn will reach the rest. The world government cannot be built yet to crush all the founding states. Here the USSR in 1975 seemed like a strong state, and collapsed with a whistle.
        1. SASCHAmIXEEW
          SASCHAmIXEEW April 24 2013 19: 04
          0
          Then the Rothschilds, Rockffelers, Dupons, and Bushs must be beaten at the liquidationist top !!! They bomb Syria, and the Taliban Islamists cut their throats! How such a situation! Here they howl !!!
      2. SASCHAmIXEEW
        SASCHAmIXEEW April 24 2013 18: 59
        0
        Yes, the forecast is not good! But I'm an optimist and I believe Wang!
  4. Goldkonstantin
    Goldkonstantin April 24 2013 16: 07
    12
    Correctly, the article says: "Russia just needs to build its future, not looking back at anyone." NATO now look like roosters (in the literal sense of the word), pompous, ornamented, but no sense.
    1. CAMS
      CAMS April 24 2013 16: 24
      0
      no, there’s a lot of sense in their affairs, they’re already at our borders, they’ll put pro and there will be a cap on our head
      1. skeptic-
        skeptic- April 24 2013 16: 46
        +2
        Quote: KAMS
        no, there’s a lot of sense in their affairs, they’re already at our borders, they’ll put pro and there will be a cap on our head


        Yes, this "cry of Yaroslavna" is useless. God will not give - the pig will not eat. Russia has stood and will stand on this. angry
    2. Prokop
      Prokop April 24 2013 17: 58
      +1
      Quote: GoldKonstantin
      NATO now looks like roosters (in the truest sense of the word).

      And in the literal sense and indirectly. Well, and so on who else should the roosters look like?
      1. VOVAN-228
        VOVAN-228 April 24 2013 17: 59
        -8
        Do not call roosters those who are stronger than you.
        1. ksenofont7
          ksenofont7 April 24 2013 18: 34
          +4
          moreover, they already have a whooper-P-sy
        2. SASCHAmIXEEW
          SASCHAmIXEEW April 24 2013 19: 12
          +4
          And who measured the power, then?! And what about roosters, the way it is, what laws in their countries are cocks! The blue serve in the army! VOVAN -228 next to the fag on the shkonki sleep? Nishtyak?
          1. VOVAN-228
            VOVAN-228 April 24 2013 19: 13
            -6
            Filter your bazaar, okay? You for shkonki still speak to me.
          2. zart_arn
            zart_arn April 24 2013 19: 42
            +3
            Friends, shkonki and roosters - not army-navy jargon, but some other, alien. You are not mistaken with the site?
    3. DPN
      DPN April 24 2013 18: 49
      +1
      In vain you offend roosters, the bird is proud and there can be no offspring without it, but otherwise everything is correct.
    4. saw486
      saw486 April 24 2013 20: 34
      -1
      It’s necessary to build. NATO aren’t such cocks, let’s recall Yugoslavia, Iran, Libya, etc.
    5. gladysheff2010
      gladysheff2010 April 24 2013 23: 01
      +1
      Yes, and They also have feathers sticking out of their asses fellow
  5. fzr1000
    fzr1000 April 24 2013 16: 11
    +6
    All is correct. And the current beginning. Does GS have the same views?
  6. sproket2008
    sproket2008 April 24 2013 16: 15
    +4
    With all due respect to the author ... that damn it, one water is written, no specifics, it feels like everything was written for excuses, as is customary in the army ... about everything and nothing, polishing dirt to shine ... request
    1. runway
      runway April 24 2013 16: 51
      +9
      I am glad that the author makes you respect. The same feeling is experienced by all GS officers who served under his command. Yuri Nikolayevich is really a competent officer - a staff officer. I understand everything in his article.
      1. knn54
        knn54 April 24 2013 18: 02
        +4
        First of all, it is necessary to defend / get rid of Serdyukovs, Chubays ... from the 5th column!
      2. Egen
        Egen April 25 2013 06: 16
        0
        Quote: piston
        I understand everything in his article.

        it’s clear, but the impression is that the article was written about 10 years ago ...
  7. krez-74
    krez-74 April 24 2013 16: 15
    16
    Always, the state needs to defend itself from the stratification of society, from the degradation of education, from the impossibility of the people to live in prosperity, from the selfishness and selfishness being instilled today ... The labor man has lost his value! And all other problems stem from the unresolved nature of the above tasks.
  8. Manager
    Manager April 24 2013 16: 29
    13
    The main thing to get rid of the Internal enemies! The rest while nuclear weapons hold back!
  9. skeptic-
    skeptic- April 24 2013 16: 34
    +7
    The first, it is also the main task - to identify and cut off from all elements of the coordination structures of the state, representatives of "agents of influence", i.e. the fifth column in any of its manifestations.

    Until the issue of internal resistance is resolved, any plans to organize the country's defense will be zero. And then the organization of a "defense veche" is needed to collect and process, albeit at first glance, chaotic proposals. During World War II, the British were looking for options to counter torpedo attacks by German submarines. The brainstorming session was conducted in a relaxed atmosphere. One of the officers (jokingly) proposed to line up from the side of the attacked side, the sailors, who should blow off the enemy torpedo in chorus. This proposal was taken as a basis. Only instead of the blowing sailors, powerful cannons were installed, with powerful jets, which torpedoes knocked down the attack speed.
    1. saw486
      saw486 April 24 2013 20: 40
      0
      Interesting fact. Where is the source?
    2. Egen
      Egen April 25 2013 06: 20
      0
      Quote: skeptic
      And then the organization of a "defense council" is needed to collect and process

      Well, actually, even in the Russian Navy, I don’t even remember from what times evidence is given of statements on the merits of the officer’s meeting starting from the younger ones ... By the way, work on strategic issues has been organized in business companies on this principle ...
  10. Sergey S.
    Sergey S. April 24 2013 16: 40
    +1
    No specifics, but ... and so everything is clear.
    The article is anti-American.
    Moreover, it is anti-American.
    I get the impression that our strategists have justifiably disappeared the block component.
    And now, not NATO, but only the United States pose a real threat.

    I adhere to the same point of view.
    I can’t understand one thing.
    For what purpose it is printed. ... Or, again, instead of taking a hard political course towards national priorities, just releasing a pair of true patriots and tossing stones to the liberals?
    1. VADIMKRSK
      VADIMKRSK April 24 2013 21: 12
      -1
      NATO IS NOT A MILITARY BLOC. REMAINED TO ENTER UKRAINE AND KUWAIT WITH TAIWAN. DECISIONS ARE TAKEN UNKNOWN WHERE, WHY, WHY, WHY? BUT WHO KNOWS ABOUT THE DECISION IN SEVERAL MINUTES BEFORE EVERYONE CAN TAKE MONEY ...
    2. Egen
      Egen April 25 2013 06: 37
      +1
      Quote: Sergey S.
      And now, not NATO, but only the United States pose a real threat.

      IMHO this is a delusion. What is the USA? This is a state association. With multidirectional vectors of politics, economics, social issues. In the aggregate, the state association should be stable, the sum of the vectors = 0 - that is, on a drum :) But since we see that some vectors of foreign policy, etc. outweigh, it means that it is beneficial to someone. Not to the state - what is the USA - 3 letters, but to specific people who can shift these vectors in the direction they want. People, not abstract America. But these people do not necessarily "only root" for the United States! Take our oligarchs abroad. What, by analogy, should they defend the interests of Russia? Yes, what for they need it! If money can be extracted from this, then they are Russian. And if money can be extracted even from Israel - why aren't Jews? :)
      Therefore, IMHO, it is not the United States, but the people who rule - in the world - Americans, Chinese, Russians, Jews - the ruling elite, and the United States as a state for them is just a powerful tool for implementing politics with all kinds of different technologies - political, indirect actions, armed. Everything is just like a Teletubbie :)
      But we are all deliberately distracted from this issue and exposed as enemies of the Americans. However, by and large, ordinary Americans are the same hostages of the "world conspiracy of capitalists" :), and it would be necessary to fight against the reason - the top of the rich, and not with the United States as their tool, because even from children's computer games, not like Liddell Garth :), it is clear that the strategy imposed on us is a losing one. Divide and conquer was invented a long time ago ... Well, the United States will die - by itself or we will help - so what? At least China will take its place - "there will always be enemies" (C) :) Even in fairy tales they say that a hydra needs to chop off its head, not tentacles :(
      1. Sergey S.
        Sergey S. April 26 2013 00: 28
        0
        IMHO.
        Of course, ordinary Americans suffer from a brutal bloody regime, and do not enjoy the benefits stolen from their own world.
        It’s like the Germans who did not know that the Nazis poison people and burn them in stoves.

        And the American army consists of honest people ...
        who the hell to rub into Russia.
        These "people" have just done in the Adriatic in 1999, in Afghanistan, in Iraq, in Libya ...

        Is the ruling elite really fighting?

        And the Americans are fighting, unfortunately. I hope that soon they will be weaned from this.

        But Europeans are afraid to fight. And they’re doing it right.
        Life is not for gays and not for deputies of the European Parliament.
  11. Boa kaa
    Boa kaa April 24 2013 16: 49
    11
    The article is significant. It cuts the main directions of the military (foreign) policy of the Russian Federation. The position of the country's leadership has been determined: the main enemy of the United States and NATO, and not China, as some people think. The foreign policy steps of GDP are clear.
    But the dominant one is domestic politics, but here we are still weak. It is necessary to rally the nation around the national idea, but where is it? Enrich yourself how can anyone? Is this an IDEA? can such crap rally the people.?
  12. Boa kaa
    Boa kaa April 24 2013 16: 50
    +2
    The article is significant. It cuts the main directions of the military (foreign) policy of the Russian Federation. The position of the country's leadership has been determined: the main enemy of the United States and NATO, and not China, as some people think. The foreign policy steps of GDP are clear.
    But the dominant one is domestic politics, but here we are still weak. It is necessary to rally the nation around the national idea, but where is it? Enrich yourself how can anyone? Is this an IDEA? can such crap rally the people.?
  13. StrateG
    StrateG April 24 2013 16: 56
    +3
    From whom should Russia defend itself in the XNUMXst century


    The whole answer is in the picture attached to the article.
  14. darksoul
    darksoul April 24 2013 17: 28
    +2
    Russia has friends in the army and navy with the rest of the "friends" you need to keep your ear
    1. washi
      washi April 24 2013 17: 36
      11 th
      there is no army or fleet or aircraft, unfortunately
      1. VOVAN-228
        VOVAN-228 April 24 2013 18: 22
        -8
        In vain, minus this gentleman. He is right.
      2. Babon
        Babon April 24 2013 19: 13
        +1
        Well, who is this to compare? Yes, not everything is perfect, but look for other armies? You can write a lot of bad things too. Although amers (the most expensive army in the world) can also find many problems.
        1. VOVAN-228
          VOVAN-228 April 24 2013 19: 15
          0
          Well, who is this to compare?
          From the USA, of course. Europian is not the same as before, yes.
      3. gladysheff2010
        gladysheff2010 April 24 2013 23: 10
        0
        Vasya, friend! The army, aviation and navy are primarily people, if people would follow the rest. A PEOPLE WE HAVE!
  15. UFO
    UFO April 24 2013 17: 35
    +3
    Quote: Manager
    The main thing to get rid of the Internal enemies! The rest while nuclear weapons hold back!

    What’s true, you won’t cut it down ... In the current situation, internal ones are worse than external ones. sad
  16. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt April 24 2013 17: 39
    +5
    It has always been so. The fragmented feudal Russia paid tribute to the Horde, and the united and indivisible Russia stuck in Napoleon with its twelve languages ​​(they reached Paris). But in the first world people it was divided into red and white - the infamous Brest peace and intervention. In the 41st the powerful Soviet Union began to fight the worst enemy and defeated. And now the example of Syria shows: what kind of wars they are of the 21st century. Therefore, internal security is no less important than modern arsenals. One complements the other.
    1. Kaa
      Kaa April 25 2013 01: 43
      +2
      Quote: Thunderbolt
      It always has been
      “NATO fears the revival of militaristic Germany, said former Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the alliance, and now Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Rogozin. He also noted that the organization treats Russia the same as before.“ Whatever Russia is - imperial, communist , democratic - they look at us with about exactly the same eyes as they did in all past centuries, "Rogozin said at a meeting in the closed city of Krasnoznamensk in front of officers of the Aerospace Defense Forces, a video of which he posted on his blog.
      “They have the same complicated relations with Germany, which they still fear. Therefore, in the armed forces of NATO, which are not really there, but simply national armies that are uniting within the framework of certain forces and operations, the Germans are no higher than at the level of battalions, ”Rogozin said. According to Rogozin, the Germans are still afraid. “That is, the Germans, for example, so that they take part in some kind of operation, they are not even allowed to form a brigade. Well, the Germans are still afraid, "he stressed at a meeting in November, when Rogozin was still the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to NATO." Work is still being built in NATO on the principle that at one time the Secretary General of NATO, Lord Isney ( held this post in 1952-1957) pronounced ”, - said Rogozin. “He said: the formula of NATO - America - in, Germany - below, Russia - outside. That is, control over German militarism: they are well aware that the Germans can always turn into the very force that will consolidate Europe around itself, ”he said.
      Speaking about the American missile defense, he noted that “NATO, lacking the technology and experience in this area, do not understand what is being discussed, they do not understand that NATO itself, America’s European allies themselves, act only as a screen, as those same lamb to the slaughter. "" The Americans actually came up with a story related to the fact that Europe without them again nowhere, "Rogozin said. According to him, by doing so, the United States "made European countries hostage to American technology without hostilities, including targets for a retaliatory strike."
      “But in fact, the American strategy is built, including within NATO, on achieving absolute technological dominance in the Western world, on levies from Europeans, on levies that will go directly to the furnace of the US military-industrial complex to develop all these systems,” - said Rogozin. http://actualcomment.ru/news/35478/
    2. CTEPX
      CTEPX April 25 2013 19: 49
      0
      Do you know what you said?
      "Rus, shattered by regions, paid tribute to the USSR, and united and indivisible Russia stuck to the Great Caliphate with its twoteen languages ​​..."
      You're right - we need to become powerful)).
  17. washi
    washi April 24 2013 17: 44
    +6
    The history of the country has repeatedly shown that we cannot be conquered from the outside. We can go bad inside. Princely civil strife, Time of Troubles, 1801,1825, Crimean War 1854, 1894, Russo-Japanese War, 1917,1953,1984,1991,1993.
    1. DPN
      DPN April 24 2013 18: 40
      +1
      It is correctly written that Russia as a state needs to be afraid only of its politicians. The country is rapidly accelerating, becoming the first in space after a military devastation. At a furious pace, it rebuilds cities and then offended people come to power, who for some reason love our people very much, after which we plunge sharply into the pit for about 50 years, having lost half of the territory,
      We must defend ourselves against ourselves from our greed and envy, having lost a more just society, got *** knows what!
  18. VOVAN-228
    VOVAN-228 April 24 2013 17: 49
    -5
    It is quite obvious that NATO is stronger. Try to compare at least the weapons. The same BBC, which today is the key to dominance. A 15+ year lag in such key issues as missiles with ARGSN (there are no such missiles in the RF Air Force, or rather there are R-77, but only "striped" and orange ones, they are not represented in combat units), TSU containers, AWACS, radar with AFAR (mastered in the west in the 90s), multipurpose aircraft are absent as a class, the WTO can use 3.5 aircraft.

    Ask questions.
    1. lubin
      lubin April 24 2013 19: 03
      +1
      Vovan there is written in Russian in white, information wars, Oh what and facts are stubborn things, But how to submit them ..... hi
      1. VOVAN-228
        VOVAN-228 April 24 2013 19: 08
        -6
        And what about information wars, if there is a lag in the "hardware"? Russia does not even have a normal attack aircraft in the 21st century, except for a dozen or so Su-34s, pasted in the last year or two. In the USA, the excellent A-10C and F-15E have been flying for many years. I don't want a bomb.
        1. lubin
          lubin April 24 2013 19: 30
          +2
          This iron needs to be refueled with something, the cat wept for their resources, and this shit does not fly on shale gas. and they don’t have enough spirit. soldier
    2. VADIMKRSK
      VADIMKRSK April 24 2013 21: 43
      +3
      ABOUT RUSSIA - IT IS NOT RECOMMENDED TO DEPART BY Pawn. WAR FROM AIR FOR SMALL COUNTRIES. And that for a temporary violation of the economy. ALREADY HUMPING. A SON WILL NEVER FORGET A KILLED FATHER, MOTHER, SISTER, WIFE ...
  19. individual
    individual April 24 2013 17: 51
    +3
    GoldKonstantin NATO now looks like roosters (in the truest sense of the word) pompous, decorated, but no use.
    Not so simple. In our army, the growing shortage of conscripts reaches 25-30%, the problem of conscription raises urgent problems of not ensuring the defense tasks of the state. The dove meat of Europe gives us the opportunity to reformat our defense priorities. We must not miss the chance given to us by history. Indeed, instead of the degrading geyrope, there is a purposeful, cruel barbarian of modern civilization - fundamentalist Islam. He is still busy fighting traditional Islam. We need to prevent militant Islam from infiltrating the souls of our citizens. If you want to "unite all the confessions of Russia in opposition to the teachings of the Saudis and their guides.
  20. VadimSt
    VadimSt April 24 2013 17: 54
    +7
    Article big +
    Yuri Baluyevsky does not annoy and does not dissemble, but calls things by their proper names - the Soviet school.
    "Partners", "friends in the West", all this is nonsense - the West has been and remains a political and military enemy of Russia!
    1. alex13-61
      alex13-61 April 24 2013 20: 03
      -1
      Rather, spiritual and economic ... and military as a consequence of the first two.
  21. Alekseev
    Alekseev April 24 2013 18: 19
    +5
    Baluevsky has always been an intelligent person.
    Yes, it is quite likely that in Russia "the war against rebels, saboteurs, terrorists, saboteurs, propagandists will take on enormous proportions in the future."
    Therefore, those who believe that the Russian Federation will get by with such a "compact", highly professional army, that is, it is necessary to abandon the mob. component, so to speak, "armed people" are fundamentally wrong. Or, which is worse, they undermine the defense capability of our country on purpose.
  22. djon3volta
    djon3volta April 24 2013 18: 26
    +2
    I want to remind here some writers who like to induce and sow panic (and they still have supporters .. how can this be ??? probably did not read the doctrine, well then excusable ..)

    Published military doctrine of Russia. You can be the first to use nuclear weapons, and the main threats are NATO and missile defense
    The full text was published by the president's press service. In addition, the head of state also approved the "Fundamentals of State Policy in the Field of Nuclear Deterrence until 2020".

    "Russia reserves the right to use nuclear weapons in response to the use of nuclear and other types of weapons of mass destruction against it and (or) its allies, as well as in the event of aggression against Russia with the use of conventional weapons, when the very existence of the state is threatened," - reads the Military Doctrine.
    Listing the priorities of military-political cooperation, the Military Doctrine begins with Belarus, mentioning, in particular, the Military Doctrine of the Union State. At the same time, Russia considers an armed attack on a state party to the Union State or any action with the use of military force against it as an act of aggression against the Union State and will carry out retaliatory measures. Then come the CSTO member states, other CIS countries, the SCO countries, and finally the UN and similar organizations.
    "Russia reserves the right to use nuclear weapons only when the very existence of the state is threatened," General Baluyevsky said of the new military doctrine.

    “Of course, we are not going to fight against the whole of NATO, we have no such goals and objectives. But we have clearly spelled out in the doctrine when we have the right to use nuclear weapons. If there is a threat to the integrity of Russia, then we have the right to use nuclear weapons. in this case we will apply it "
    1. VOVAN-228
      VOVAN-228 April 24 2013 18: 36
      -2
      Of course. Conventional armaments are not repelled.
    2. Gregazov
      Gregazov April 24 2013 20: 39
      +2
      And PISImists Who is this?
    3. saw486
      saw486 April 24 2013 20: 50
      +1
      I believe that our move is strong regarding the use of nuclear weapons by us.
  23. uzer 13
    uzer 13 April 24 2013 18: 30
    0
    Once again, the idea of ​​creating a single analytical center capable of working out strategic and tactical decisions is confirmed, moreover, this should be a complex interaction of power structures, industry, scientific developments, support of diplomatic services, etc.
  24. vladsolo56
    vladsolo56 April 24 2013 18: 34
    +2
    Today is a terrorist war. like the one in Syria, this is the most likely danger to Russia. Such a war will not necessarily be fought even against the country's population; it may have a clearly directed goal of the collapse of economic and industrial potential. when sabotage occurs simultaneously in dozens of cities, power will be in a panic. If you first disable or at least disrupt energy, transport, water supply in large cities. In small towns, kill representatives of government and law enforcement agencies. Panic in the country is an ally of all terrorists. Syria today is a testing ground for testing a new type of war, but Syria is a small state and even there the army and the Ministry of Internal Affairs can’t cope. The war has been going on for the second year, the damage to the economy is colossal. In the vast territories of Russia it will be even more difficult to combat such evil.
    1. djon3volta
      djon3volta April 24 2013 18: 43
      -3
      Quote: vladsolo56
      when sabotage occurs simultaneously in dozens of cities, power will be in a panic.

      we know who he wanted to do, and inappropriately curse and read conversations about buckwheat and housing and communal services and crap crap. I don’t have notebooks with plans for undermining power lines, but he had !!! and we both know who I'm talking about.
      By the way, the boogeyman and Razvozhaev were also preparing something similar, and they were in charge of the Targomadze, and right now the Kirov sawfly would be nipped, and the howl had already risen, the Human Rights Watch had already dribbled an article about Putin as he allegedly engaged in repressions during his third term as president.
    2. saygon66
      saygon66 April 24 2013 20: 42
      +2
      -Just the population is the main target of terrorist acts: explosions in public places (in transport, cultural events, schools, hospitals) should provoke distrust of the authorities, their ability to protect citizens, and, as a consequence, the growth of protest moods in society, up to coups! Here comes the destruction of national leaders, cultural workers, doctors, teachers! Just remember what methods the UPA and the "forest brothers" fought against the Soviet power with - pure terror!
  25. individual
    individual April 24 2013 18: 41
    +5
    In addition to his vision of the problem: The Fifth Column in Russia erupted from ulcers and pours out hatred of Russia. Look - who went to the American embassy with condolences to the Boston terrorist attack. I also grieve over that tragedy. But why did they without a word meet a tragedy in Russian Belgorod, where a ghoul shot our citizens. Why does the law of state self-preservation fail to expel people alien to our society into the standard of living that they praise. They themselves will not go there voluntarily. Yes, because there their owners do not need them. They are needed here for the corrupting corruption of compatriots. But the question remains ???
    1. djon3volta
      djon3volta April 24 2013 18: 55
      -3
      Quote: individ
      Look - who went to the American embassy with condolences to the Boston terrorist attack.

      these are the same faces (I can’t name them differently), and I’m going to rallies, I’m sure, on May 6 they’ll go to pick them up for the fucking. Look at the bulk’s mug, doesn’t it look like a fascist?
    2. Danash I
      Danash I April 24 2013 20: 32
      +1
      Remains. +
  26. sashka
    sashka April 24 2013 19: 02
    -2
    Quote: djon3volta
    we know who he wanted to do, and inappropriately curse and read conversations about buckwheat and housing and communal services, etc. crap.

    Cool Three-volt john "And why" john "? The bastard from the" Gostep "??? Why don't you think about food when you come home and count the rest after paying for utilities until the end of the month? What's wrong with that? And the president's" great "thoughts "eat ?? Well, of course your" bleaching "or licking those places where the great" inherited ", who has the second" head "..?
  27. DPN
    DPN April 24 2013 19: 09
    -4
    Russia is obliged to defend itself only against its presidents, for this it is necessary to remove the status of impunity from them. They must be responsible for their rule, then crooks will not be flattering to power.
    For 30 years, not one victory, except freedom from work. States, fly into space, rule the world, and where is RUSSIA?
  28. Sarmat
    Sarmat April 24 2013 19: 41
    +2
    Unfortunately, we now have more enemies than friends. And now our friends have all gone unreliable. Everyone wants to be friends only for the benefit of themselves. One old and well-known conclusion suggests itself: Russia has two friends: its army and navy.
  29. Sad-aa
    Sad-aa April 24 2013 19: 48
    +1
    It's nice to read an article by an intelligent person, but unfortunately these articles are read only by us, and not by those for whom they are intended in the first place.
  30. de klermon
    de klermon April 24 2013 19: 49
    0
    It is high time for Russia to occupy "AROUND DEFENSE" !!!)))
  31. deman73
    deman73 April 24 2013 20: 08
    +2
    We should not be afraid of the West, he himself is afraid of us, but internal enemies should be afraid of these bastards only dream of ruining the country
    1. saw486
      saw486 April 24 2013 20: 54
      +1
      This is the information war, generously paid for by our "well-wishers".
  32. Andy061
    Andy061 April 24 2013 20: 18
    +2
    The main thing to get rid of the Internal enemies! The rest while nuclear weapons hold back!
    I completely agree. I ask my son, who will you work with?
    I will sit in the office and get 80 thousand ..
    Who taught him, not me, I talked about a competent engineer, gave examples
    just working turners, milling machines, technologists ....
    Here is an example of a war without firing cannons — educate consumers — then them
    just tame ....
  33. varov14
    varov14 April 24 2013 20: 24
    +1
    "that with Russia they seem to have nothing to talk about." God bless them, they have nothing to talk about, and we have nothing to listen to. Silently, not particularly advertising the development of the country. The main thing is to get rid of internal enemies, they have spread like cockroaches, it's time to poison. We must finally start cleaning the ranks, at the moment the information war is clearly being played and it is difficult to understand the authorities ... but in fact, at whose mill it pours water, will not dare to go either in orderlies, or become a master? Nepotism, friendship, nepotism have led us into the abyss - something obvious in the family and that we will show mercy so that everyone becomes ugly. There may be a surplus population on earth, but why exactly do we assign ourselves this role?
  34. varov14
    varov14 April 24 2013 20: 25
    0
    "that with Russia they seem to have nothing to talk about." God bless them, they have nothing to talk about, and we have nothing to listen to. Silently, not particularly advertising the development of the country. The main thing is to get rid of internal enemies, they have spread like cockroaches, it's time to poison. We must finally start cleaning the ranks, at the moment the information war is clearly being played and it is difficult to understand the authorities ... but in fact, at whose mill it pours water, will not dare to go either in orderlies, or become a master? Nepotism, friendship, nepotism have led us into the abyss - something obvious in the family and that we will show mercy so that everyone becomes ugly. There may be a surplus population on earth, but why exactly do we assign ourselves this role?
  35. Danash I
    Danash I April 24 2013 20: 28
    +2
    I didn’t know the authors of such a serious military-political document. There is no habit in our state of announcing the authors, but in vain. Someone could be spit on, but someone could be honored. Yuri Baluevsky's concern is understandable, we are losing such a confrontation Maxim Kalashnikov wrote and writes the same in great detail in his series of books "America against Russia". I recommend reading. The fifth column is especially worrisome, Boa constrictor KAA clearly stated. There is no idea, you have not gotten too rich, there is dregs. Allow me, Dear, to add a small quote : US Ambassador to the USSR Joseph W. Davis July 7, 1941 diary-Where are Hitler's accomplices in Russia? They were shot, I answer "do not dare to take such measures now," do not 37 "the author remember? And how to do this if in power by all crooks "specialists" with foreign education enter and they kill their own insolently. It is open! What will they build with thoughts and experience from there? a state for such a feeder and not a field of creativity! And documents of such importance are discarded. Constitution, Military doctrines but they SHOULD hang under the portrait of the president (yes, the head of state) over the head of an official, but we can see which hari sit under and which go to the rostrum of the Duma. We watched Yarovaya's interview with Pozner? An excellent student in a classic form. Quiet horror. But here it seems to me (IMHO) something is imperceptible, quietly, but is being done. What do you say?
  36. varov14
    varov14 April 24 2013 20: 43
    0
    "that with Russia they seem to have nothing to talk about." God bless them, they have nothing to talk about, and we have nothing to listen to. Silently, not particularly advertising the development of the country. The main thing is to get rid of internal enemies, they have spread like cockroaches, it's time to poison. We must finally start cleaning the ranks, at the moment the information war is clearly being played and it is difficult to understand the authorities ... but in fact, at whose mill it pours water, will not dare to go either in orderlies, or become a master? Nepotism, friendship, nepotism have led us into the abyss - something obvious in the family and that we will show mercy so that everyone becomes ugly. There may be a surplus population on earth, but why exactly do we assign ourselves this role?
  37. shurup
    shurup April 24 2013 20: 49
    0
    From whom to defend? At the moment, from the flow of unwanted migrants and drug trafficking. A virtual danger is also information pressure, which leads to very real results. With him, lately, it all starts.
    But protection from these factors is not the responsibility of the Army.
  38. saw486
    saw486 April 24 2013 21: 04
    0
    Whatever the case, life goes on. And where we will be in this world depends on so many factors and a little on us. I would like to believe in the best without dropping any other development of events. Undoubtedly one-BHT!
  39. O_RUS
    O_RUS April 24 2013 21: 50
    -1
    “Russia, in which it exists today - tired, offended and robbed - Russia still remains a battlefield for forces that seek to conquer the world. For a thousand years Russia has been at the border of different civilizations - between Western Europe and Asia, between Islam and Christianity. One sixth of the earth's land. A unique crossroads of the world. And not for the first time greedy conquerors look sideways at Russia, it is for them a decisive springboard to world domination. Will Russia be able to defend the coming invasion? In what camp will it end up? In the American? In the Islamic? In the West? -European? In Chinese? ... "
  40. 1goose3
    1goose3 April 24 2013 22: 39
    +1
    His private owner is worse than a foreigner. Privatized plant loses orders of the Ministry of Defense

    And who doesn’t understand? Who needs to be convinced? Today, in the century of universal access to information, from virtually any source on the global information space, one doesn’t even need to analyze it, sorry today it’s customary to say monitor.
    The enemy is known, adequate measures must be taken.
  41. Symbiotos
    Symbiotos April 24 2013 23: 10
    +1
    This is the preparation of public opinion and the probing of the soil for the withdrawal (or rather, the introduction!) Of US troops into the countries of Central Asia. Probably Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. This is a soft strangulation strategy, like the anaconda, to cover Iran and even closer to Russia. And as in the situation with the anaconda, each exhalation (read - assignment) of the victim brings it closer to the end. By the way, they will not completely leave Afghanistan either.
  42. YuDDP
    YuDDP April 25 2013 00: 22
    0
    Quote: sproket2008
    no specifics

    what purpose are you interested in?
  43. borisjdin1957
    borisjdin1957 April 25 2013 11: 00
    0
    In principle, the doctrine is relevant in our time. And special attention should be paid to the actions of the 5th column and the information war, inside the country. Everything is decided in large cities, and the rest of the population will only be confronted with the fact, as it was in 91, as it happens on Ukraine, which is being drawn into NATO. And for some reason I don’t see any protests from the disagreements, which in Ukraine are the majority. The same thing is happening with us. Why can grantosos get organized, the rest on the drum, what will happen in Russia . Everyone is busy making money. That's what bothers!
  44. seller trucks
    seller trucks April 25 2013 14: 07
    0
    I, of course, am not an expert in geopolitics, but IMHO, Russia should strive to create a military bloc with the mandatory participation of China and India. I understand that this is connected with great economic and not only difficulties, but if such an alliance happens, cenzor, this NAT
  45. Semyon Albertovich
    Semyon Albertovich April 25 2013 14: 55
    0
    The main enemy inside, they will chatter the Russian people so much that we ourselves will go into the mouth of the States, like monkeys into the mouth of the boa constrictor KAA /MAUGLI /. One of these chatterboxes is the main chatterbox of Echo of Moscow.