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Belarusian army rolls down into the stone age

Russia is in no hurry to assist the friendly army

The army of the Republic of Belarus (RB) needs significant retooling. Funds for this in Minsk are currently minimal, or rather, close to zero. This is mainly due to the massive financial crisis that the republic experienced in 2011. The consequences of his noticeable response and in 2012-m and, obviously, will affect in the short term. Own modernization capabilities, on which the military leadership made a big bet, were used almost to the limit, and the recently adopted national armaments program clearly stalled. Emerging homegrown new items like "unparalleled in the world" drones only emphasize the depressing state of affairs. The social status of fraternal state servicemen also plummeted.

The above state of affairs is probably extremely aggravated by the author of these lines. But such a disposition allows us to concisely conceive that if the situation is not so depressing yet, then it can become deeply depressive after a few years.

All is well

The rearmament of the Belarusian army is by no means of such quality and far from the pace that the military leadership of the country was counting on at the end of the last decade. It is obvious that the program of state equipment before the 2015 of the year, then adopted in the republic, is not being carried out even by a third, if not less.

Belarusian army rolls down into the stone ageUnder these conditions, the Belarusian officialdom is trying to thoroughly wipe even hints that the situation with the rearmament of the troops is so bad. Officials “leave unscrupulous“ critics ”their obvious incompetence when they, to put it mildly, make skeptical conclusions about the capabilities of our country's military security system, to put it mildly (words of the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Belarus, Lieutenant General Yuri Zhadobin). In this sense, openness is minimal (before the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Belarus was much more welcoming to journalists and told them about the immense rearmament plans). State propaganda works in the spirit of the notorious vaudeville song, in which “everything is good, everything is good”. The ideological apparatus of the country's armed forces convinces the officers who fell into the social pit, as if they have everything in openwork, and soon even life will become better.

The official body of the Ministry of Defense - "Belarusian Military Gazette" ("GVH") writes about anything: about orphanage children (every Saturday on the front page), monuments of architecture, flea markets near Minsk, gender, various anniversaries (sometimes they are celebrated several times a week ), stories local wine and vodka industry, vacation abroad, family ties, and the like, paying little attention to the problems of the armed forces themselves. Articles about patriotism, military dynasties are just going wild.

Reports from the troops from the landfills, too much. But with the rarest exception, all of them are served exclusively in excellent colors. The Minister of Defense and his deputies, other military commanders regularly draw telephone “direct lines” with the population, during which the military (including retired) and their family members ask a lot of questions, including those who live. But Belvoengazeta never publishes detailed reports on this communication - only general information: they say there were so many calls, this or that official answered all questions in detail.

One cannot fail to get the impression that, under the Minister of Defense, there is a powerful censorship, which almost with manic obscurantism removes from the texts any hints even of petty problematicality.

Here, for example, the April interview with Air Force Commander and Air Defense Forces, Major General Oleg Dvigalev. He was appointed to this position after a series of resonant state of emergency in this type of troops last summer. So, in December 2011, after a nine-year investigation that lasted for nine years, was transferred to the colony of a reinforced regime deprived of the military rank of Major General Igor Azarenok, who had been in command of the Air Force and Air Defense Forces for four years. He, along with his friend from Russia, planned a scam in the state defense order and managed to get the first dollar kickbacks by the time of his detention. His first deputy and chief of staff, Major-General Sergei Lemeshevsky, was appointed to the place of Azarenka in May 2011 - and after nine months he was dismissed and transferred to the reserve "due to his systematic non-compliance with the terms of the contract and for committing offenses discrediting the title of a military man" line from the presidential decree). Major General Dmitry Pakhmelkin, who replaced him in February of 2012, lasted even less: in the summer, the Belarusian air defense was confounded by the scandalous "plush landing party". Recall that a light aircraft, piloted by Swedes, invaded the airspace of Belarus through Lithuania, flew to Minsk, where he dropped toy bears with anti-presidential proclamations (how and why they missed it in Belarus is also a separate topic). And the commander who didn’t have time to really get used to the new position lost it. In addition, the troops literally in a few years lost several combat aircraft with the death of the pilots.

From this it is clear that there are problems in the Air Force and the Air Defense Forces and even with a leapfrog with leaders, as they say, above the sky. But in an interview with General Dvigalev about them not a hint.

Thus, the analyst as such is not completely clear in the publications of the national defense ministry, and the criticism, if it exists, is usually unaddressed.

Retooling on ... old

Such an “ideological dominance” (which, as it is very likely to be assumed, dominates journalists and the leadership of Vayar, the military information agency of Belarus) fully applies to covering the problem of re-equipping troops with modern models. Here we read the December 2012 of the interview of the Deputy Minister of Defense for Armaments - Chief of Armaments of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus Colonel Igor Lotenkov (in February of the 2013) he was given the rank of Major General), given by the same “UBG”. The correspondent seems to be beating around the bush, afraid to ask about the main thing: what exactly is the army being updated with? Most of the empty talk in general is that the newest and most promising weapons and military equipment models are procured and will be procured.

In the same context, the Belarusian chief of weapons says that some of the weapons currently available will be subjected to a profound modernization. According to him, individual samples (he listed them here, all of them were novelties in the last century. - V.Z.), meeting the requirements of modern combat, have an adequate margin of safety, reliability and will still be part of the supply of troops for some time.

In the final, the interviewer nevertheless squeezed out the sacramental question: “Can we give specific examples of new weapons?”. The answer came down essentially only to the purchase of eight newest Russian Tor-M2 air defense systems during 2011 – 2012. But so that this modest single example did not cause disappointment, Lotenkov expanded the scale: "The result of the modernization of weapons and military equipment are ..." - and issued a series of "old exhibits", almost all of which were modernized in the republic by the middle of the last decade.

About the critical financial difficulties that do not allow updating the army as we would like, the deputy minister for armaments did not say a word: as if they did not exist at all and everything was going according to plan.

Lukashenko does not hide problems

But in fairness it must be said that at the highest level in Minsk they don’t hide the fact that the problem with rearmament with modern models, to put it mildly, is the place to be. At a traditional press conference for Russian journalists, held in October 2012, President Alexander Lukashenko literally stated the following: “We have practically modernized and reformed the army. Of course, there is not enough money to maintain the equipment and update. ” And after that, the Belarusian commander-in-chief expressed hope: “Here, of course, we really hope for Russia, because in principle this is the Russian army. We cannot even defend ourselves alone. ”

Such evaluations by Western experts really made. But it was already more than ten years ago, when reforms in the Belarusian armed forces were in full swing and not without success (their completion was officially announced in 2005). Then, we recall, the Royal United Institute of Defense Studies (RUSI, United Kingdom) estimated that Belarus, in terms of its military potential, occupies the 41 place (from 164). It was the third position among the CIS countries after Russia (second place, in the first - the USA) and Ukraine (21-e). At the same time, all the countries of the former Warsaw Pact (behind 30, except for Poland), the Baltic States and even a number of NATO member states were far behind the republic. But now all these are memories of better times. In addition, RUSI no longer published any new research on this topic. It will not be recalled that in the last year or two other similar institutions would build similar ratings, in which the Belarusian army would appear as one of the most modern in the world.

Perhaps now in a number of parameters it has become equal in its combat potential and the social position of officers and soldiers with such backward CIS armies as the armed forces of, say, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Let it be so far, but everything seems to be on track. Even the “elite” air defense system, as it turned out recently, already “hints” at serious failures, which was briefly mentioned above.

It is also noteworthy in this sense that, say, at the traditional exhibition of weapons and military equipment MILEX in Minsk last year in 2011, Minsk, the organizers decided to abandon the test site display of weapons models “for a number of reasons, one of which is economic inexpediency” National Goskomvoenproma Sergey Gurulev). And this is despite the fact that Belarus itself displayed around 180 samples of weapons and special equipment of 87 organizations and enterprises, and all in all, about 20 foreign delegations from 15 countries participated in the exhibition. It is involuntarily thought: maybe, there was nothing special to show, therefore, the economic expediency in the conditions of a massive financial crisis significantly prevailed over the possible benefits that the field show could give.

Teaching - outlet for the military

The only consolation is that the missile defense regime works effectively in the republic. Belarusian missilemen and pilots from year to year at the Russian landfills Ashuluk (in the Caspian Sea) and Telemba (in Buryatia) demonstrate outstanding results in hitting complex targets that imitate the most invulnerable weapon likely opponent. Here they often act much better than their colleagues from other CIS countries, including Russia.

And one more outlet for the Belarusian military are large-scale exercises held jointly with Russia every two years. But they are financed mainly by the budget of the Union State and the Russian Federation. The plan of the next similar maneuvers "West-2013", which will be held in the fall on the territory of Belarus, is now being worked out.

In the republic itself, in recent years, at best, only local training battles can be organized (although in the first decade the 2000s in the country conducted a series of independent large-scale experimental exercises with a large involvement of personnel and weapons). Their multiplicity and wideness are ensured only by the territorial troops created in the country (as Lukashenko stated at the press conference mentioned, “we can mobilize up to half a million people in a short time”). Territorial troops, as is well known, are reservists or, in a popular way, “partisans”, whom they massively put under gun for a week or a month, tearing them away from civilian fields.

But even at such ambitious field exits (the latter took place in November of 2011), with the participation of the head of state, very narrow, pointed, mostly fashionable now anti-terrorism tasks are being worked out.

From all of the above, we can conclude: if Russia for several years will not decisively contribute to Belarus in rearming its troops, the latter, figuratively speaking, will be ready to fight like Neanderthals against a mammoth. There was such a caricature of the Russian army in 90, in which skinny fighters dressed in hides and earmuffs with cockades were throwing a German Leopard tank into the pit with cobblestones. Fortunately, the Russian army is now crawling out of this pit.
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  1. Canep
    Canep 15 May 2013 07: 21
    Help Belarusians would not hurt.
    1. selbrat
      selbrat 15 May 2013 09: 23
      Someone would help us. A guy recently returned from tank troops, he says, he saw the T-90 only in the TV set. In reality, they are the same T-72. You go, he says, there’s a centimeter on the floor of the diesel fuel. He caught fire 4 times for the service. And 2 tanks specially for zhurnalyug stand, double basses are busy with them. Still more or less. But in the box everything is fine, we are re-equipping ourselves at a shocking pace ... damn it ...
      1. shark
        shark 15 May 2013 09: 32
        Smart people understand that not everything is at once. So do not rush to draw conclusions. First, elite units and units of constant combat readiness are re-equipped. And then ordinary, combatant units. It would be very cool if we could immediately rearm all our units, including even the most distant garrisons. While in the world, no one succeeded
        1. Canep
          Canep 15 May 2013 10: 25
          Usually when rearmament gets to the most minor parts, it needs to be re-started for the advanced parts.
          1. klimpopov
            klimpopov 15 May 2013 10: 48
            To paraphrase you, I will say: "- the process of rearmament is an endless process, there are simply situations when this very rearmament was not carried out for a very long time, thus the process was violated and it is very difficult and costly to catch up, and it is very difficult to catch up, and so the rearmament process should not stop , for this is the very progress. " Well, something like that I tried to formulate.
      2. IRBIS
        IRBIS 15 May 2013 10: 56
        Quote: selbrat
        You go, he says, a centimeter on the floor of the diesel fuel. I caught fire 4 times for the service.

        Did the guy just try to maintain the tank? I've served on the T-72 "a little" longer than this guy several times and never burned in my entire service. In my opinion, someone is here to say ... for a catchphrase about their "difficult, dangerous and heroic" service. No more...
      3. Alexander Kirov
        Alexander Kirov 15 May 2013 11: 22
        Maybe you just need to fix the leak, and not blame the Old Man?
      4. Corsair
        Corsair 15 May 2013 11: 54
        Quote: selbrat
        4 caught fire for the service. And the 2 tanks stand especially for the magazine, the double basses are messing with them. Even less.

        And the conscripts, pulling the service or "just went out to smoke" that hands and butts grew? Contractors from a different test?It’s necessary to pick up a tool ...
        1. Simon
          Simon 15 May 2013 15: 49
          Cool little key. The invention of the Russian soldier? It is necessary to patent it, so that others do not begin to do such. laughing
      5. krokodil25
        krokodil25 15 May 2013 13: 11
        Quote: selbrat
        Who would help us. A guy recently returned from tank troops, he says, he saw the T-90 only in a TV set.

        And what did you want everything in its place t-72, t-80 and about 500 t-90 oh yes there was infa that ordered a few hundred t-90s in my opinion everything is right why buy a large amount of outdated tank when a new platform is on the way with new weapons. As they say, we are waiting for Armata soldier
      6. Troitsky
        Troitsky 15 May 2013 19: 56
        it’s just that our staff is equipped differently. a friend on the T-80 served. tanks are in excellent condition
    2. RUS
      RUS 15 May 2013 18: 16
      Earlier they helped Cuba, Vietnam, Angola, Afghanistan, North Korea, etc., we still owe many, and we write off their debts. Now help Belarus "free of charge" or "at a discount"? And for whose account, excuse me? If you are ready, please pay.
  2. Reasonable, 2,3
    Reasonable, 2,3 15 May 2013 07: 23
    As long as there is Russia, only Vya ... will be in Belarus. They will try to touch everyone with a khan. And you will not have any revolutions. You are not the right people.
    1. Reasonable, 2,3
      Reasonable, 2,3 15 May 2013 18: 51
      Yes, I’ve been given 2 minuses, I’d explained that I’m fucked. But what do you have against the Belarusians? This is a question. And will the uncle of the seven in the ass not blow?
  3. Sibiryak
    Sibiryak 15 May 2013 07: 26
    Officials “leave to the conscience of unscrupulous“ critics ”their apparent incompetence when they, to put it mildly, make skeptical conclusions about the possibilities of a system to ensure the military security of our country.” Openness in this sense is minimal (before the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Belarus, it received journalists much more and told them about the huge number of plans for rearmament).

    One cannot fail to get the impression that, under the Minister of Defense, there is a powerful censorship, which almost with manic obscurantism removes from the texts any hints even of petty problematicality.

    As the saying goes - where are the facts, where are the facts ???
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 15 May 2013 07: 39
      Quote: Sibiryak
      As the saying goes - where are the facts, where are the facts ???

      What facts do you need? Belarus has problems that do not deny this, there was also an article on the plane not long ago. Hedgehog it is clear that without Russia, Belarus would not be able to quickly rearm its forces. Lukashenko does not have oil and gas, if there were any questions about everything.
      1. Sibiryak
        Sibiryak 15 May 2013 08: 01
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        What facts do you need?

        The author is trying to say that everything is so bad in the Belarusian army that there’s simply nowhere to go on, while describing everything with general phrases. Therefore, from the read article there are more questions than answers left in my head, and the most important of them is how really things are going in the Belarusian army!
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        Belarus has problems do not deny this

        Everyone has problems and no one therefore refuses to help Belarus.
        1. Reasonable, 2,3
          Reasonable, 2,3 15 May 2013 18: 03
          Guys, everything will be fine. Already 2 bases have created, and air defense, and the airborne forces.
      2. Simon
        Simon 15 May 2013 15: 53
        Not...! It is necessary to unite in one state, enough to live separately, together the strap is easier to pull. yes
    2. GreatRussia
      GreatRussia 15 May 2013 07: 53
      Thus, the analyst as such is not completely clear in the publications of the national defense ministry, and the criticism, if it exists, is usually unaddressed.

      Bliah-fly, even on this resource Serdyukov in almost every article is remembered. And what?
      It is necessary to fight corruption by planting corrupt officials, and not just idly ringing about it, in which we should take the example of the Old Man.
    FREGATENKAPITAN 15 May 2013 07: 27
    You really need to unite with the brothers .... and start just the first step with the creation of a common Armed Forces ......... This is quite realistic ..... I think that there are still many sensible goals in both countries
    1. shark
      shark 15 May 2013 09: 36
      It is necessary to achieve a referendum in the Russian Federation and Belarus. With one question, do you want a union. Then everything will be clear. But unfortunately, in addition to the people, there is also a parasitic superstructure-bureaucracy, business. This definitely doesn’t need any kind of unification. If only to observe our own interests. And the country is so ... We also have to do something about it.
      1. Dima67
        Dima67 15 May 2013 14: 40
        Well yes. Our privatizers will come to Belarus and ruin what Lukashenko has saved.
        1. vanya
          vanya 15 May 2013 16: 12
          everything is falling apart in our country, two more years, and the refineries and Belaruskali will be working.
  5. aszzz888
    aszzz888 15 May 2013 07: 28
    Help is not only not hurt, but simply necessary. What strategic bridgeheads are Belarus holding back !!? And most importantly, now.
    1. katran666
      katran666 15 May 2013 09: 29
      what do you mean by "help"? The other day there was information that in 2012 Russia subsidized the economy of Belarus only in the energy sector for 10 lard bucks. Not enough for you? Based on the article, you also propose to pay salaries to the military of Belarus from the budget of the Russian Federation, and to completely re-equip their army at our expense?
      1. krest.ros
        krest.ros 15 May 2013 11: 07
        Why from the budget of the Russian Federation? It is possible from the pocket expenses of the Russian oligarchs.
      2. aszzz888
        aszzz888 15 May 2013 13: 05
        Are you against a normal neighbor who needs help?
        1. RUS
          RUS 15 May 2013 18: 21
          First of all, help is necessary for us, to give apartments to all officers for a start, and you compassionate ones care about a foreign army.
      3. Ivan.
        Ivan. 15 May 2013 16: 13
        their army at our expense?

        This is how the carve-up begins, including the collapse of Russia. And if we are one country with Belarus and it is one of the regions, we will also be greedy and say our oil, pay according to world standards? Consider Russia and Belarus in a "civil marriage" and soon it will be legal and do not listen to different ge from the SMD.
      4. Reasonable, 2,3
        Reasonable, 2,3 16 May 2013 01: 19
        Think far. Who do we have an ally on the planet?. Army and Navy + Belarus. Well, now let's not spend money on defense and allies, shortsighted.
  6. Pu239
    Pu239 15 May 2013 07: 36
    The Old Man has no corruption, no export of capital; he has a social network, roads, and his own industry, which produces competitive products.
    Agricultural productivity is several times higher than in Ukraine and in Russia.
    But as much money as the United States invests in the fight against the Old Man leads to the appearance of such articles even here.
    1. Thunderbolt
      Thunderbolt 15 May 2013 08: 32
      Quote: Pu239
      But as much money as the United States invests in the fight against the Old Man leads to the appearance of such articles even here.
      Do you consider the problem far-fetched, an article of ideological sabotage, and V. Zuev a paid agent of the West? By the way, this is a pseudonym
      li-na-svet-gryaznoe-bele-zhurnalista-perevertysha.html And my attitude: the fact that the rearmament of the RB army is "slipping" is a no brainer and very sad. In conditions of a difficult economic situation, almost the entire range of weapons has to be bought, in this respect the republic Not a self-sufficient country like Russia. I see one way out - unification. And so far this has not happened (for a number of objective reasons), our financial managers need to remember that first our native Belarus, and only then the Cypriot banks, Bangladesh, etc.
      1. Kaa
        Kaa 15 May 2013 08: 54
        Quote: Thunderbolt
        By the way, this is an alias
        Well, if this is the same Zuev who is Chudentsov, then he is also a great specialist on Ukraine, writes seemingly correct articles on defense and politics, but in every article he clearly tends to the ultra-left, he spins any situation to the point of absurdity http: // is a list of his publications. The fact that weapons require colossal costs is a real problem for Belarus, both Minsk and Moscow are aware, and some steps are planned: "" The supply of Russian weapons to Belarus is a necessity, "the head of the Belarusian information -analytical portal "Empire" Yuri Baranchik.
        “The fact is that during the period of foreign policy shyness of official Minsk, which fell on 2005-2010, modern Russian technology practically stopped coming into the republic. In addition, the republic was practically excluded from the rearmament programs of the Russian army, which are estimated at several hundred billion dollars. And this was understandable - Russia could not risk the supply of modern technology in the conditions of the foreign policy uncertainty of official Minsk. However, after the republic’s authorities decided on their geopolitical choice and made it in favor of Eurasian integration, in favor of an alliance with Russia and Kazakhstan, the issue of providing new military equipment to Russia's only ally on the western borders began to be considered in a completely different plane ”, he noted . Baranchik emphasized that the Armed Forces of Belarus are experiencing the most urgent need in reinforcing troops with air defense and missile defense systems. Those. There is a problem, and it is very good that Eurasian integration will allow us to painlessly solve the issue of re-equipping the Belarusian army with new models of Russian military equipment. I think in the very near future this cooperation will expand and cover new areas. In addition, repair factories are very strong in Belarus - both aviation equipment and armored vehicles, ”the expert summed up. Moreover, according to the expert, it is important that the equipment is supplied to Belarus at domestic prices.http: // politik / politikarm / 160004-ukreplenie-rubezhey-evraziy
        Considering that "consent is a product with non-resistance of the parties", I hope that the problem will be resolved, it would be good to hear the opinion of colleagues from Belarus ...
        1. Thunderbolt
          Thunderbolt 15 May 2013 09: 14
          Quote: Kaa
          he is also a great specialist in Ukraine
          Yes, he was prosralivsepolymer broadest profile, just a genius, it turns out fellow
          Quote: Kaa
          after the authorities of the republic decided on their geopolitical choice and made it in favor of Eurasian integration, in favor of an alliance with Russia and Kazakhstan, the issue of providing new military equipment to Russia's only ally on the western borders began to be considered in a completely different plane
          But this is our answer Chemb, oh no, Chuentsov (aka Zuev laughing )
      2. andrejwz
        andrejwz 15 May 2013 12: 06
        Quote: Thunderbolt
        And my attitude: the fact that the rearmament of the RB army is "slipping" is a no brainer and very sad.

        And what? Are there countries where rearmament goes without a hitch? The main thing is that it is coming. And the fact that someone would go all at once. This does not happen.

        light aircraft manned the Swedes, through Lithuania, invaded the airspace of Belarus, flew to Minsk, where he dropped toy bears with anti-presidential proclamations

        This is really a country that has no problems either with democracy or with the air defense of Stockholm wink.
  7. yustas
    yustas 15 May 2013 07: 45
    But how did everyone get sick of it, we are one people, Rus, we are Slavs, everyone is afraid of our unification, we must take it and spitefully unite. Gavna is enough everywhere, but it’s easier to deal with it, and especially for those who are more tolerant and progee, arl yu welkam from MAGADAN.
  8. Uncle lee
    Uncle lee 15 May 2013 07: 56
    If something, then the enemy echelons to derail have not yet forgotten how to let ...
    In general, it is necessary to build defense together.
  9. ustin
    ustin 15 May 2013 07: 58
    Belarus doesn’t need to be afraid that they have little weapons. Russia will not abandon rearmament itself and will not let anyone offend its blood brothers. Just whoever tries to touch Belarus will immediately deal with Russia ...
  10. andsavichev2012
    andsavichev2012 15 May 2013 08: 04
    The article is orange-bullshit ... Pisaka had to finish it with complaints that the Republic of Belarus would not begin to create space troops and a nuclear submarine fleet ...
    Belarus has a completely modern compact army under the guise of a Russian nuclear umbrella. Probably quite enough.
  11. treskoed
    treskoed 15 May 2013 08: 08
    And the author also forgot to say that Belarus has no Mistrals, Oboronservis, Slavyanka and effective managers and managers in the Ministry of Defense !!! A harmful article, with a smell.
    1. seller trucks
      seller trucks 15 May 2013 09: 32
      if you change the name of the state and the names of politicians in the article, it will be relevant for any of the post-Soviet countries and not only, where is the money for rearmament? template article not interesting
  12. Irtysh
    Irtysh 15 May 2013 08: 24
    There are problems with the army, there is nothing to be done - in the crisis we live after all. But in which case I’ll leave for partisan. The main thing is not to confuse where to insert the wick, pah-pah-pah ....

    The enemy will not pass!
  13. capitosha1rang
    capitosha1rang 15 May 2013 08: 24
    "... now fashionable anti-terrorist tasks." And you don't need to write anything else.
    Well done Old Man Lukashenko! He doesn’t spend money that is never superfluous.
    Cool anti-terror specialists and competent police forces - YES!
    And why does Belarus need a full-format modern army that requires monstrous tension throughout the economy?
    Continental state. Surrounded not by enemies, but by potential allies. Both Russia and NATO are willing to be friends with her geopolitical rank. So why then the annual calls of the most able-bodied part of the population? Tankodromes instead of arable land? Airfields instead of greenhouses?
    Respecting the work of any author, however, I should note that writing such an article should begin with a pencil, paper and calculator.
    Write - Why does Belarus need a modern "golden" army? Protect the Polesie swamps? From whom? Well, etc.
    And Lukashenko is well done!
    The money that the General Staff can easily "gobble up" (and how else - only the General!) He directs to agricultural production. Another question is how it turns out, but in Russia it doesn't work at all!
    1. rks5317
      rks5317 15 May 2013 14: 54
      Belarus itself. As well as Ukraine. Do not represent any value for Europe and the USA ... Danger for them. And very substantial. The UNION OF SLAVIC STATES. Who passed the crucible of the GREAT DOMESTIC will ... When the RUSSIAN leader appears in the RUSSIAN Kremlin (someday this will happen ... although the RUSSIAN people agree to the FATHER), the union of these peoples with the enormous resources of Russia (and they will work for ALL. But not for the present masons ...) it’s too tough for every Entente. NATO and the EU ... That’s the reason why ... the Freemasons of America and Europe are trying to prevent the union of the Slav brothers ... Therefore, well ... the Freemasons of Russia in every way do not allow a real Union State of Russia Belarus. They forgot for 60 years ... After all, from the Belarusian-Polish-Lithuanian-Latvian border to Smolensk there is not one ONE Russian military unit ... The Kremlin guards expect that Belarusians will become breasts for protection. It turns out. Russia But they can ask- what are we for wives to die? Previously, we knew = for what And now, for the Russian masons ... who did not give a loan of ... 41 million dollars and brought down the financial system of Belarus at the behest of Washington and wrote off multibillion-dollar debts to some Asian countries. Africa and Lat .Americans ... What is it called? ... By and large, the betrayal of the national interests of Russia and high treason of high echelons of power ... Therefore, Russia is simply obliged to rearm the Belarusian army at its own expense (in practice it will be additional military unit ... so necessary for Russia to neutralize the threat of NATO from the western direction ...
  14. individual
    individual 15 May 2013 08: 26
    The author of the article, Vladimir Zuev, emphasizes that patriotism in the armed forces prevails over the actual armament of the Belarusian Army. Belarusians should be proud of the patriotism. And it does not happen much.
    Yes, the state of Belarus is experiencing economic difficulties and this negatively affects the armed forces of the republic. Russia and its leadership see and help our main ally in the West. The deployment of Russian fighters on its territory is an example of this.
    As soon as problems arise, there is no support for an ally, at least morally. There are harsh articles called Armageddon. Like "The Belarusian army is rolling down ..." Your thoughts will not be. If for the distant Syria, which stands on the distant approaches of Russia's interests, we are showing a firm position of defense. Now, for fraternal Belarus, GOD himself ordered to put a guardian of Russian support, support for its armed forces.
  15. djon3volta
    djon3volta 15 May 2013 08: 28
    the author, and questioners, naturally press on the sore spots. If the authors already know that the problem is that Belarus does not have extra money to buy new weapons, then why ask it? Belarus cannot print bucks, is it hard to understand? Lukashenko and so it can be twisted as it can. Or do the authors think that if the president is changed, will there be money? I don’t see Ukraine rearming, and then there was Yushchenko, and Kravchuk before him, and that they rearm? I’m only cutting and cutting, 10 new tanks in 20 years is not an indicator for Ukraine.
  16. katran666
    katran666 15 May 2013 08: 43
    no need to throw the next freebie onions. Russia will have a strong army - do not hesitate, modern weapons are on the way. wants to have a bow - please, money in advance (we can also throw off a little "ally"). There will be a strong Russia - no one will touch the syabrov, we will fall apart, and the fuck will be a kapets ... Independence is an expensive thing, no one except the Belarusians themselves should pay for it, especially since the war 080808 showed what allies they were.
    PySy - in general, I have a strong belief that they will fight for Russia only in one case - if the enemy enters through Belarus, if the enemy draws himself from Ukraine, the Baltic states, or Central Asia - they’ll calmly drink tea and count money, it’s possible with Russia tore off for help ...
    1. seller trucks
      seller trucks 15 May 2013 10: 36
      Yeah, right now, Belarus, surrender, a map of Europe in the eye saw?
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  18. VDV 80-82
    VDV 80-82 15 May 2013 09: 05
    crafty article! why Belarusians need a powerful army, if they are already completely under the protection of Russia ... it will simply be a waste of money! IMHO ...
    1. itkul
      itkul 15 May 2013 11: 57
      Quote: VDV 80-82
      crafty article! why Belarusians need a powerful army, if they are already completely under the protection of Russia ... it’s just a waste of money

      That's right, they want protection and modern weapons, even if they don’t get fucked and host the Russian base
    2. RUS
      RUS 15 May 2013 18: 31
      Belarus does not need a powerful and large army, firstly it is expensive, and secondly, we have a military alliance of the CSTO with Belarus, with a "big naughty" everything will fall on our shoulders. As an option, only modern air defense systems are relevant for Belarus.
  19. gladiatorakz
    gladiatorakz 15 May 2013 10: 09
    Belarus has a mobile, combat-ready army. Super-hyper rearmament they do not really need. Because Lukashenko does not allow to steal. And about the crisis of 2011, it’s even inconvenient to write such a thing here. Russia gives interest-free loans to Cyprus, Vietnam, Syria, Greece, Cuba, etc. (Sorry: not Russia, but the Medvedev.) But there is no time and money to help the ally and Brother. Better give us a gas pipe, MAZ, Electron, etc.
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 15 May 2013 10: 30
      Quote: gladiatorakz
      Belarus has a mobile, combat-ready army. Super-hyper rearmament they do not really need. Because Lukashenko does not allow to steal.

      Lukashenka is doing everything he can. Even if not everything is as fast as you want, but it is stable and clear. It's just that "someone" wants to drive a wedge between Belarus and the Russian Federation. All these statements that the army of Belarus is slipping into the Middle Ages, and Russia is not helping ... there are no fools here. so the article is a minus!
    2. seller trucks
      seller trucks 15 May 2013 10: 31
      don't lie, the Russian Federation in March was ready to consider granting a loan from 2-5 lard dollars, they themselves refuse to rely on income from privatization.
      related news:

      In addition, there are interstate agreements on soft loans:
      it is close to me, maybe there is something else.

      no need la la
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      NOBODY EXCEPT US 15 May 2013 11: 22
      A hr-on-op is not necessary ???
  20. shark
    shark 15 May 2013 10: 26
    In my opinion, everything is very controversial. The first emotions, of course, you need to help the brothers. Faster, immediately give all the best that they have. Such is our Russian nature. For our last shirt we give.
    On the other hand, power (neither shaky nor swath) in Belarus is elective. All sorts of options are possible. As life shows, what yesterday seemed to everyone to be fantastic, today is already a reality. (The most banal example is the collapse of the USSR) In addition, variations on the theme of color revolutions are possible. And why should we arm the pro-Russian Russophobic republic? It sounds blasphemous, but alas, not people decide, but political technologies.
    One option is to arm yourself first of all. Whenever possible and if possible, equip the White Russians (but not to the detriment of their own Armed Forces) As an intermediate, compromise option is the deployment of Russian military bases on the territory of the Republic of Belarus as agreed, of course, with the leadership of the Republic of Belarus.
  21. Roll
    Roll 15 May 2013 10: 37
    drinks Nonsense of the aphthor’s fabrications, the strength of Belarus in the spirit of his people, and the army of Belarus is a solid partisan detachment, and they don’t really need the most advanced equipment, they just go to NATO, remember right away how the Bryansk forest is so loud and what rail war is. Correctly, the old man does not need the latest systems for him, they still will not save if NATO attacks, and Afghanistan is the best defense.
  22. Dzhigurda
    Dzhigurda 15 May 2013 10: 40
    Russia would first put its troops in order, stop modernizing coffins on caterpillars and start supplying new weapons.
  23. grandfather
    grandfather 15 May 2013 11: 06
    guerrilla warfare should be with good armament, and not with Kalash to the advantage.
    with onions an imbalance was formed in the republic and the economy.
    the article has the correct viewing angle, everything is so, it would be necessary to rearrange yesterday in such a world situation.
    1. gladiatorakz
      gladiatorakz 15 May 2013 20: 31
      Quote: bearded
      guerrilla warfare should be with good armament, and not with Kalash to the advantage.

      I would like to know in more detail what is better "Kalash" in the forest?
  24. USNik
    USNik 15 May 2013 12: 33
    Belarusian army rolls down into the stone age

    People please tell me what century was before Kamenny? Because if everything is so bad in Belarus, in Ukraine in general PPC ...
  25. Diligentreader
    Diligentreader 15 May 2013 13: 14
    If my grandmother had ... :) - this is if briefly about the article
    The author mercilessly pedals the theme of "a spherical horse in a vacuum".
    Where to get Belarus so many money for an absolutely non-productive sphere ?!

    That's why what can be done is done. reallyAnd not theoretically.

    Yet again the tone of the article is clearly not professional... There is a certain "odor" ...
  26. shurup
    shurup 15 May 2013 13: 28
    Those. Belarus should get loans from Russia. Next, buy a bunch of "newest" weapons in the same place, and when the time comes to calculate - take off your last pants.
    It resembles the friendship of the Anglo-Saxons with the banana republics, which ends in Toyota with unshaven machine gunners.
    Does Russia, under its nose, need something that will benefit only the same Anglo-Saxons?
    Has Poland already bought "Leopards" that lean and warmly dressed Belarusian lads are ready to burn? This will be the teaching!
  27. Black
    Black 15 May 2013 13: 45
    Quote: Pu239
    The Old Man has no corruption, no export of capital; he has a social network, roads, and his own industry, which produces competitive products.

    Old Man has everything to overcome difficulties. Let not be in a hurry. No one is in a hurry to attack.
  28. Kowalsky
    Kowalsky 15 May 2013 13: 50
    If Belarusians are in the Stone Age, then we are definitely in the era of dinosaurs :(
  29. Kushadasov
    Kushadasov 15 May 2013 13: 54
    Combine armies, unite countries. Here's what you need to do for a long time!
  30. Check
    Check 15 May 2013 14: 28
    The Belarusian commander expressed hope: “Here, of course, we really hope for Russia, because in principle it is the Russian army. We ourselves cannot even defend ourselves alone. ”
    said well, for one people, tolerate the brothers, we will finish it at home and help you.
  31. ed65b
    ed65b 15 May 2013 19: 49
    Belarus does not need an army, in principle, it has us. and just let some reptile rock the boat. bury in the woods.
  32. komsomolets
    komsomolets 16 May 2013 13: 59
    Only cats will be born quickly, the Germans also fled in the attack with plywood tanks in the early 30s, the main training, practice, keeping troops in good shape, and Russia is still riveting tanks, that’s enough for everyone.