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Caspian geopolitical storm

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Caspian geopolitical stormSeveral states are conducting naval maneuvers in the Caspian these days. At the same time, the Russian Red Banner Caspian flotilla (CCF) awaiting the visit of President Vladimir Putin has been put on high alert. A possible trip by the head of state was announced at the end of July. Sources in the Defense Ministry report that Putin’s most likely trip on one of the KKF’s warships will take place next week. When exactly - not reported. It is assumed that when visiting Baku, Putin will meet not only with the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, but also with the head of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. The Russian president’s plans also include calling at the Iranian seaport of Bender-Enzeli. Although the meeting previously announced there with the new Iranian president Hassan Rouhani will not take place.


Kazakhstan and Russia launched military maneuvers in the Caspian. According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, at the Adanak test site in Dagestan, personnel of the coastal missile division of the Caspian flotilla are working on the use of the Mobile coastal missile system (RK) "Ball". The ministry explained that, at present, missilemen are conducting classes to work out missile strikes against naval targets during deployment from the march. Then, in the course of a joint exercise with the ship's flotilla group, performing elements of a special course task, the rocket men will conduct a training session on the detection and destruction of the naval target.

These actions are highly relevant, since Putin will most likely proceed along the coastline of Dagestan in a southerly direction, and this route needs to be secure. Including the possible use of RK "Ball". The range of its defeat by means of the X-35 anti-ship missile is about 120 km.

KKF ships also have powerful weapons. For example, the patrol ship Dagestan, which entered the flotilla last year, was the first in the region to be equipped with Caliber-NK long-range cruise missiles with a range of sea and coastal targets to 300 km. Probably, it is “Dagestan” that will become the leader in the group of KKF ships accompanying the president.

It is possible that the maneuvers of the naval forces of Kazakhstan deployed in the north-eastern part of the Caspian Sea are connected with the possible visit of the head of the country Nursultan Nazarbayev to the sea. According to the press service of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic, on the open sea, the Navy servicemen "carried out an imitation of a cutter attack; weapon mass destruction, conducted a search of sea mines, carried out search and rescue activities. " All these maneuvers were part of the exercise - conducting a sea battle with a single ship. The crew of the missile-artillery ship was highly appreciated during the implementation of conditional combat missions.

The commander of the naval base, captain 1 of the rank Saken Mansurov, noted the high level of control of the ship and fire forces and said that the crews of the Kazakh Navy units are increasing the pace of combat training and are preparing for the implementation of new tasks. What exactly - is not specified. Most likely, the republican ships (like the ships of the KKF) will attract to ensure the safety of their head of state during his possible visit to the Caspian Sea.

“Despite the stated objectives of humanitarian and economic cooperation, all the Caspian countries, without exception, are increasing their naval forces in the region. And there is nothing reprehensible in the fact that Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to conduct a tour of the Caspian Sea accompanied by naval ships, ”argues military expert Lt. Gen. Yuri Netkachev.

According to the expert, the main tasks of the flotilla, which for several centuries has stood guard over the southern borders of Russia, remain to ensure the geopolitical and economic interests of the country and counter terrorism. Netkachev points to the fact that in conditions of aggravated relations with the United States and some other NATO countries, the Caspian military cooperation of the Russian Federation acquires special significance: “Including Russia is building new military relations with Iran. First time in stories The Russian-Iranian military exercises should take place this year.
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  1. old man54
    old man54 10 August 2013 07: 45
    +7
    Quote:
    For the first time in the history of the Caspian this year, Russian-Iranian military exercises should be held

    this is great, long ago! good I present the headlines and texts of articles of the Western media after the actual conduct of these maneuvers! And in the nearest district from the Pentagon, in pharmacies, validol from the shelves will disappear for a long time, the Amerov generals will sweep it! laughing
    1. experienced
      experienced 10 August 2013 09: 51
      +6
      since Putin will most likely proceed along the coastline of Dagestan in a southerly direction, and this route needs to be secured. Including the possible use of the RK "Ball". The range of his defeat through the anti-ship missile X-35 is about 120 km.

      Are you planning to use tactical nuclear weapons for the safety of the President’s route? belay Did the journalist understand what he wrote? Or did I miss something and the FSO adopted missile systems, strategic bombers and nuclear submarines? wassat
      Putin will meet not only with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, but also with the head of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev.

      The main thing is that under the guise of a waiter, Mishiko’s neighbor doesn’t make his way to the meeting, otherwise he will lure everyone to the disco, put his hand on his knee ... wassat
      1. alone
        alone 10 August 2013 11: 38
        +5
        the knee will not ride, they can give the knee)))))))))))))))
    2. Ruslan_F38
      Ruslan_F38 10 August 2013 11: 11
      +1
      The Russian president’s plans also include calling at the Iranian seaport of Bender-Enzeli.


      Another cobblestone in the garden of Americans, undoubtedly pleased with such a development. That noise will be in the Western media.
  2. Alexander Romanov
    Alexander Romanov 10 August 2013 07: 45
    +2
    It is clear, in short, they decided to finally divide the Caspian.
    1. xetai9977
      xetai9977 10 August 2013 09: 45
      +9
      Russia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan have long occupied an identical position in the Caspian. Turkmenistan and Iran are muddying the waters. If Iran is openly aiming at freebies (it requires itself 20% of the water area, it is not clear on what basis), the position of Turkmenistan, to put it mildly, is incomprehensible. Without offering anything, it acts on the principle of "just to harm"
      1. experienced
        experienced 10 August 2013 09: 55
        +8
        Quote: xetai9977
        Russia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan have long held an identical position in the Caspian. Turkmenistan and Iran muddy the water

        It's just that since the times of the USSR there was a border, and after the collapse of Iran, it realized that it could "profit", since "twigs are easier to break than a broom." Why Turkmenistan acts separately is difficult to say, these beys, such beys hi
        1. alone
          alone 10 August 2013 11: 33
          +3
          There is one oil field. when dividing the Caspian, as Russia proposes, the deposit goes to Azerbaijan. That's why the Turkmens do not want to. we offered them 50 to 50 sharing. they want all 100. greedy)))
          1. Very old
            Very old 10 August 2013 14: 20
            +2
            And greed destroys, destroys Whom?
        2. ayyildiz
          ayyildiz 10 August 2013 11: 40
          +5
          Quote: seasoned
          Why Turkmenistan stands alone is difficult to say, these bais, such bais


          Turkmen politics is hard to understand, not an enemy to anyone, not a friend or ally!
          1. Selevc
            Selevc 10 August 2013 12: 21
            0
            Quote: ayyildiz
            Turkmen politics is hard to understand, not an enemy to anyone, not a friend or ally!

            But to all the gas supplier !!! :)))
      2. Very old
        Very old 10 August 2013 14: 18
        +1
        Iran will have what it had, because it has never been among the LEGAL RECEIVERS. Get it, Tehran, and sign it, as they say.
  3. krasin
    krasin 10 August 2013 08: 17
    +2
    Let them talk, maybe it’s worthwhile! It’s already incomprehensible with former associates.
  4. Ivanovich47
    Ivanovich47 10 August 2013 08: 20
    +1
    The Russian Federation's Red Banner Caspian Flotilla maintains the necessary stability in this troubled region. Huge deposits of minerals are concentrated here. In political terms, the attention of the world political elites is riveted to this region in connection with the problems around the Iranian nuclear program, the unstable situation in the countries of the former USSR. Therefore, the Americans are doing their best to gain a foothold here and exert their influence on the policy of the Caspian states. Putin, as a counterweight to this policy, maintains friendly relations with Iran - America's sworn "friend". The exercises with the naval forces of Kazakhstan and Iran will help to strengthen confidence and stability in the region.
    1. Very old
      Very old 10 August 2013 14: 25
      +2
      Evgeny Ivanovich, I remember the CCF, Baku-Bailovo. I remember the Iranian provocations in the South Caspian. But Shah Reza Pahlavi, at the invitation of the Soviet side, paid a visit to Baku, where he was popularly explained what was happening. Provocations ceased. That's all a shit
  5. Unknown
    Unknown 10 August 2013 08: 38
    +1
    I did not understand the main significance of this fleet, but it is good that our country is building up good relations with Iran. drinks
    1. xetai9977
      xetai9977 10 August 2013 10: 26
      +7
      If Iran and America are "at knives", this does not mean that they are your friends. They were and will always be on their minds, looking for where it is thinner.
    2. alone
      alone 10 August 2013 11: 36
      +4
      Iran needs Russia for the fact that the fate of the Iranian axis in the Middle East is being decided. Iranians are painfully cunning. during the revolution, they called Russia and America a source of evil))) they need you because of Syria and because of nuclear developments. if Syria falls, they will soon end with hezbollah, which is financed and armed by Iran
    3. Very old
      Very old 10 August 2013 14: 27
      +2
      Lord, the site is not for kids
  6. individual
    individual 10 August 2013 08: 44
    +3
    Not calm in the Caspian.
    All five Caspian littoral states are preparing to tear themselves the desired piece of cake to the detriment of their neighbor.
  7. ed65b
    ed65b 10 August 2013 08: 52
    +2
    The presidents decided to fish, agreed to meet in the center of the Caspian, Putin came to Amur-3, Aliyev to Borea, Nazarbayev to Vostok. During the sailing, Berdymukhamendov's inflatable boat was pierced and blown away with dances and fun inflated by the Turkmen people, in connection with which he had to stay and investigate the sabotage, and Ruhani, lazy carpenters did not finish the raft and he did not come. laughing
  8. alone
    alone 10 August 2013 09: 15
    +5
    not everything is so clear in the Caspian region. Russia. Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan share the same position when dividing the Caspian. Iran and Turkmenistan want something different. Well, maybe this time it will work out, but they’re welcome to the guests. As they say, welcome ))))
  9. Semurg
    Semurg 10 August 2013 09: 44
    +6
    I understand Iran is muddying, because the border was defined between the USSR and Iran, and now the Iranians are demanding to redistribute with an increase in their share, if it were not for the amers who are Iran’s main enemies now, then the main focus of tension would be in the Caspian.
    1. alone
      alone 10 August 2013 09: 53
      +6
      namely, Iran needs to be divided into 5 equal parts. Under an agreement with the USSR, the border went purely in a straight line. And when dividing by 20%, Iran receives more. Here it is.
      1. ayyildiz
        ayyildiz 10 August 2013 11: 36
        +4
        Iran, as always, wants to create disagreements between the Turks!
  10. Sirocco
    Sirocco 10 August 2013 10: 39
    +2
    At the end of the article, Russian is written in white, what is the reason for this.
    According to the expert, the main tasks of the flotilla, which has been guarding the southern borders of Russia for several centuries, remain to ensure the country's geopolitical and economic interests and counter terrorism. Netkachev points out the fact that in conditions of aggravation of relations with the United States and some other NATO countries, the Caspian military cooperation of the Russian Federation is of particular importance: “Russia is also building new military relations with Iran. For the first time in the history of the Caspian this year, Russian-Iranian military exercises should be held. ”
    I believe that it is time for us to have more and more different exercises, to conduct such exercises, it is not in vain that the USA and the EU have lit Libya, Syria, and they are looking at Iran. It’s better to feed your army than to be a stranger to a stranger. Everything is done right, let them know that not one aggressor will go unpunished. soldier
  11. knn54
    knn54 10 August 2013 12: 52
    +3
    Behind ALL the opportunistic interests of the Caspian countries is the West, which does not benefit from a CLEAR definition of the status of the Caspian. The Yankesy declare the Caspian region a zone of their vital interests: high-quality oil, political stability in the region, and by playing off each other, oil-producing countries will seek to lower oil prices. And the "legal vacuum" is one of the loopholes for the West. The military maneuvers of the same Iran do not rest on the laurels of Exxon and BP, which are working within the framework of the agreement with Azerbaijan. It is significant that Russia and Iran held their exercises just at that the moment when the Trans-Adriatic pipeline project was officially launched.
    PS The Yankees do not care about the ecology of water bodies, except for the Great Lakes. And the Caspian is threatened with becoming a "big oil slick". And you cannot restore nature with green candy wrappers ... The Caspian countries SHOULD agree.
    P PS With regard to the Caspian energy reserves, Azerbaijan is also actively cooperating with Turkey.
  12. Aleks tv
    Aleks tv 10 August 2013 13: 14
    +2
    The grouping in the Caspian is the most replenished at the present time.
    The technique is modern.
    All fleets would have such a rate of rearmament ...

    And with the photo, the author again seems to have fun: the BM rocket launcher of the good old Bumblebee armored boat of the 60s ...
    wink
    1. rumatam
      rumatam 10 August 2013 14: 28
      +1
      no, these bumblebees on the Caspian of the 70s of the last built, and not the armor but the art cutter.
      1. Aleks tv
        Aleks tv 10 August 2013 21: 42
        +1
        Quote: rumatam
        70 years of release from the last built, and not armored but Artkater.


        I do not pretend to be true, out of habit said (armored boat), as we spoke among ourselves, looking at them on the Amur, Argun.
        I just remembered when I saw the familiar shape, they are rare now.
        And it's really partially armored. The tower and the cabin, for sure, lazy to climb on the Internet to clarify.
  13. smiths xnumx
    smiths xnumx 10 August 2013 14: 23
    +3
    Now we have in the CFL: 2 TFR project 1166.1 "Dagestan" with 1 × 8 PU UKSK Caliber-NK, "Tatarstan"; 3 IAC project 21630, plus one project 12411T "Gomel" (converted from RTOs), 6 MRKs of project 21631 are planned (one "Sviyazhsk" is already being tested in Astrakhan, the second "Grad Uglich" is planned to be commissioned at the end of this year) with "Caliber" or "Onyx"; Chamois, Dugongs, auxiliary fleet, all new; 6 RCA (3 projects 206, 3 "Lightning" projects 1241), 5 AKA (4 projects 1204. 1 project 1400M), 7 minesweepers. Plus the coastal missile launchers of the Bastion SCRC, which more than cover the entire sea. In fact, this is the only real force on Kaspmm. Iran in the Caspian: they plan to put into operation a light frigate of the Jamaran-Velayat type, with the Chinese anti-ship missiles YJ-82, the former Shah's yacht Hamzekh, built in 1936 (albeit with anti-ship missiles), 2 RCA of the Kombatant 2 project Peikan "and" Joshan "with the same Chinese anti-ship missiles. Azerbaijan has 1 TFR project 159A and 5 boats of project 205, 5 patrol boats without missile weapons, 4 minesweepers, 9 MDK. Turkmenistan has 2 MRK project 1241.8 with "Mosquitoes" and 8 patrol boats. Kazakhstan has 2 missile and artillery ship of project 0250 Bars-MO (1 under construction) with MLRS, 11 artillery boats (1 under construction): 3 South Korean Sea Dolphin and 8 of its own construction according to the Ukrainian project "Kortik" with UR Shturm-M; it is planned to build 3 minesweepers. Yours faithfully! hi
    "Dagestan"
  14. Horde
    Horde 10 August 2013 14: 42
    -1
    nn yes, the whole world is arming itself and even in the Caspian they want to arrange, some kind of war is interesting who against whom? Let's say Persia decides to chop off oil fields in sovereign Azerbaijan. This is a possible scenario, only as if Iran has enough problems now, and Azerbaijan’s army is not a toy.
    Russia is building all kinds of lake boats, though with missile weapons, it’s good, if not with torpedo, who can shoot torpedoes at? on boats or what? Somehow, the application of BALLS, ONYXES does not fit into this continental puddle. The only thing that can be assumed is that it would not fail too much, i.e. The sovereignty gained by the lakeside states did not trump their sovereignty too much. You can bring warships to the site of the construction of the Turkmenistan pipeline and further west and not let them lay the pipes PHYSICALLY, but they will be indignant BEAT HANDS, or the same about Azerbaijan, do not stick out your pipelines too much sea, you can cut these threads with scissors. Here is such a MELKOPOLITICheskaya toy left to the former great state of Russia. Flounder in the Caspian puddle, but do not climb into okians.
    1. axpert2008
      axpert2008 11 August 2013 22: 58
      0
      Do not forget that, if necessary, ships of the Caspian flotilla are able to quickly move to the Black Sea. And there onyx gauges can be very useful. Until they agree with Ukraine on updating and modernizing the Black Sea Fleet, the Caspian flotilla will be considered as a mobilization reserve of the Black Sea Fleet.
  15. Apollo
    10 August 2013 15: 30
    +3
    A detachment of ships of the Caspian flotilla of the Russian Federation will arrive at the Baku port
    A detachment of ships of the Caspian Flotilla of the Russian Navy, headed by the Dagestan missile ship, will enter the Baku port from August 12 to 13.

    This was reported by Day.Az with reference to Trend.

    The purpose of the visit is to develop and strengthen friendly relations between Russia and Azerbaijan, the report said on the website of the Russian Embassy in Azerbaijan.

    According to the report, the visit program provides for meetings with the command of the Azerbaijani Navy and familiarization of the ships with the sights of the capital of Azerbaijan.
    Read more: http://news.day.az/politics/421999.html
  16. michajlo
    michajlo 11 August 2013 01: 53
    0
    Quote: old man54
    Quote:
    For the first time in the history of the Caspian this year, Russian-Iranian military exercises should be held

    this is great, long ago! good I present the headlines and texts of articles of the Western media after the actual conduct of these maneuvers! And in the nearest district from the Pentagon, in pharmacies, validol from the shelves will disappear for a long time, the Amerov generals will sweep it! laughing

    Good evening everyone! I join the statements! I especially liked about validol. good