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The Russian army is a priority for Putin's third term ("ISN", Switzerland)

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The Russian army is a priority for Putin's third term ("ISN", Switzerland)In July, Russia conducted the largest unscheduled military exercises since the collapse of the USSR. In the so-called readiness check in the Far East of the country, up to 160 thousands of soldiers participated. At the large-scale maneuvers in Sakhalin and in Transbaikalia were attended by the Supreme Commander - President Vladimir Putin. Unlike previous similar events (unexpected readiness checks have been constantly held in the Russian army since February of this year), the Far Eastern exercises received wide publicity, and the Russian government actively advertised them in the international arena. At the same time, the first information about the new budget for 2014-2016 years was published. Only national defense spending grows noticeably in it: over the next three years, they should increase by 63% and reach 2016 billion dollars in 105 year. This is 22% budget expenditure. According to polls that were published by 11 in July on the relatively independent from the Kremlin Levada Center, more and more Russians support the progressive militarization of the country. In the light of this popular approval, the modernization of the Russian army is becoming an indisputable priority of state policy.


Military exercises as training and propaganda

The readiness check of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, which took place in the Far East, became the largest unscheduled exercises for the whole history RF It involved the forces and resources of the Central and Eastern military districts (5 ground armies and one air army), the Pacific fleet and strategic and transport units aviationbased in the Central Military District (a total of 160 thousand soldiers, 5 thousand units of military equipment, 130 aircraft and helicopters and 70 warships and auxiliary vessels). Maneuvers were carried out at 17 test sites in both of the above districts, as well as in the Sea of ​​Japan and Okhotsk. To participate in them, soldiers were transferred by rail and by air at distances from 1000 to 3000 miles.

According to the Russian media, also addressed to an external audience, the readiness check was the culmination of the process of improving training in the Russian army this year. By the end of the maneuvers, it was announced that “all” 12 thousands of soldiers would participate in the Russian-Belarusian exercises “West” scheduled for September. On the territory of the entire Russian Federation, a series of surprise exercises (in particular, in recent days they have been held at the divisions of the Strategic Missile Forces and at the mountain-rifle brigades). Also, preparations are underway for large-scale exercises in the European part of Russia, which are traditionally announced annually. The peak of the exercise is expected in the second half of August and in September. It is not known yet how much the government intends to make these projects public and use them as a diplomatic weapon in relationships with neighbors.

Military spending is a key item in the Russian budget

Since 10 July, information on new budget forecasts for 2014-2016 has been published, although news about it while obscured by the above-mentioned teachings. Despite the general downward trend in spending against the background of a slowdown in economic growth, as well as the abolition of a small part of the appropriations previously allocated for the purchase of new weapons and military equipment for the period after 2016 and reaching 3 billions over three years, Russian military spending will continue grow as planned in previous years. The defense section of the federal budget, from which the Department of Defense receives approximately 90% of funds, is estimated at 78,7 billion dollars for 2014 year, 96,4 billion dollars for 2015 year and 105,2 billion dollars for 2016 year (converted to dollars at the current rate for 2013 year from taking into account fluctuations in the amount of the amount of 64-70 billions of dollars). For comparison, the costs of other “law enforcement agencies” (section “Maintenance of law and order and security”), which earlier grew at a similar pace, will increase by only 9% over the same period. In addition to military spending, it is planned to increase only funding for preparations for the Olympic Games 2014 of the year in Sochi and for the upcoming World Cup Football in 2018, as well as the costs of upgrading the railway infrastructure, which, as should be noted, are actively used by the military. Allocations for other purposes will be kept no higher than the current level.

According to Alexei Kudrin, who has held the post of finance minister for a long time and resigned in protest against the growth of military spending, defense is the only budget item that grows not only within the budget (the share of military spending in the budget, which is 15,7% for this year, should increase to 2016 year to 22%), but also as a percentage of GDP. Now they make up about 3% of GDP, but with the current pace maintained, they should reach about 2016% by 4 year. It should be noted that for at least a decade the growth of military expenditures was proportional to the growth of gross domestic product, and funds spent on defense fluctuated somewhere around 3% of GDP.

Public support for militarization is growing

It should be emphasized that the policy of building up military power enjoys clear support from the public. According to a survey conducted by Levada Center, 46% of respondents support the growth of military spending, even if it slows down the pace of economic growth. 41% of respondents opposed. The previous survey was conducted in 1998 year. Then 35% supported an increase in spending, but 53% did not. Russian society is also increasingly amenable to propaganda, which speaks of a growing military threat to Russia. The number of respondents who believe that external threats are more important than internal problems has increased to 23% (from 13% in 1998 year). 32% of respondents are also convinced that military power is more important for Russia than economic power (in 1998, 22% thought so). Probably, in the future, these trends will appear even more clearly and will cease only if the living standards in Russia drop significantly.

conclusions

The unexpected checks of the combat readiness of the Russian army, carried out with the participation of President Putin, are a clear signal that demonstrates the significance that is now being attached to military matters. Visual demonstrations of the effectiveness of the armed forces should first of all be taken as an excuse for the continued increase in the cost of their modernization. Accordingly, it can be assumed that this military reform (ie, the modernization of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and the defense system) will continue to be carried out in its present form, despite a noticeable decrease in economic growth rates.

Military exercises presented by the media as a source of pride for the average Russian also serve as a way to shape public opinion. The attitude of Russian society, for which the army remains one of the most important elements of statehood and historical tradition (the armed forces are one of the few elements of the state structure that are respected and trusted by the people), contributes to the further militarization of Russia. Apparently, this trend will continue and be exploited regardless of the political forces in whose hands there will be power in Russia.
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  1. makst83
    makst83 16 August 2013 08: 47 New
    +7
    The words of the Russian emperor Alexander 3 Peacemaker will implement!
    1. experienced
      experienced 16 August 2013 16: 15 New
      27
      One-sided article. The army is not unimportant, but I like the way GDP behaves in the international arena more, after EBN and DAM charisma and hardness are very clearly visible hi He and Russia are not ashamed of other countries and it is very clear that they reckon with Russia and take its opinion into account. G8 was generally a "swan song", one of all "bent over" winked
      And the fact that a large percentage of Russians are ready to bear the burden of weapons costs speaks only about what we see at what time and with what neighbors on the planet we live soldier
      "He who does not wish to feed his army will feed someone else's"
      1. Vadivak
        Vadivak 16 August 2013 16: 38 New
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        Quote: Posted by Andrzej Wilk
        Military exercises presented by the media as a source of pride for the average Russian


        Checks are certainly good. The army must be ready.


        Probably many here remember West-81, from September 4 to 12, 1981 in the territory of the Belarusian, Kiev and Baltic military districts, as well as in the Baltic Sea. In addition to the Soviet Union, the exercises were also held on the territory of several friendly states. By their scale, they are comparable only to large-scale operations of the Great Patriotic War. It was something. According to management, the exercises were organized and instructive - Europe was trembling quietly
        1. experienced
          experienced 16 August 2013 16: 52 New
          11
          Quote: Vadivak
          Probably many here remember West-81


          Well, shield 82 was abruptly, there the Warsaw Pact troops participated

          The exercises began on June 14 and the entire gigantic military machine of the USSR participated in them and the armies of the Warsaw Pact countries participated. Type “Shield-82 exercises” in Google, and looking through the links you can get a list of parts and ships participating in them.

          The culmination of the exercises came on June 18th. The Pioneer medium-range missile was the first to launch. 15 minutes after the start, she hit a target at the Emba training ground in Kazakhstan.

          Then, the R-92M ballistic missile was launched from the K-29 nuclear submarine, the warhead of which hit a target in Kamchatka.

          From ballistic missile launchers in Baikonur launched two ballistic missiles UR-100.
          Their warheads successfully intercepted two A-350 missiles.

          The Cyclone and Cosmos-3M rockets launched the Cosmos-50 fighter satellite and the Cosmos-1379 navigation satellite with an interval of 1380 minutes.

          Cosmos 1379 intercepted a target satellite simulating an American navigation satellite.

          Cosmos-1380 did not enter the calculated orbit and soon burned out in the atmosphere.

          And the flight of the Cosmos-1380 photo-reconnaissance satellite, launched an hour after Cosmos 1381, was a success.

          On the same day, missile launches were made by Navy ships, strategic bombers Tu-95 and Tu-160, air defense and the calculations of tactical missiles.

          But according to the idea of ​​the General Staff, the teachings were supposed to be even more impressive. Just the initial plan of such a large-scale “war” was first cut by the military themselves, and then by the Central Committee.

          Nuclear boats were supposed to launch 20 ballistic missiles from the North Pole region, as well as from areas in the Sea of ​​Okhotsk and the Barents Sea. Moreover, one boat was supposed to launch the entire ammunition. (The unique operation "Behemoth-2" to launch 16 missiles from one boat was successfully carried out on August 6, 1991). In addition, the submarines were to launch two dozen cruise missiles. Parts of the Strategic Missile Forces located throughout the USSR, on command from the Perimeter rocket, were to launch 14 ballistic missiles. Their warheads were to be intercepted by A-350 anti-ballistic missiles.

          According to the original plan, two photo-reconnaissance satellites, a Parus navigation satellite, three GLONASS satellites, a radio intelligence reconnaissance satellite, a fighter satellite, R-36 with an orbital warhead and finally the Soyuz-T spacecraft with two astronauts on board. Soyuz-T was supposed to dock at the orbital station already in the second round.

          As a result, the plan of real exercises turned out to be more modest, but even he impressed the West. There, the last day of the Shield-82 exercises was called the "seven-hour nuclear war."
          1. Vadivak
            Vadivak 16 August 2013 17: 14 New
            +9
            Lesh from the point of view of "steepness" I do not argue, Shield is cooler, but these are different things "Seven-hour nuclear war" (SHI-82) and operational-strategic offensive operation West -81. I mean, Europe knew that as a result of such maneuvers in a week, our tanks will be in the English Channel
            1. experienced
              experienced 16 August 2013 17: 19 New
              +6
              Quote: Vadivak
              The shield is cooler, but these are two different things.


              I'm in the "Iron Division" Yavorov Lviv region. in practice, in 1986, it was there that they recalled that before the exercise, in order to intimidate foreign observers, as our tanks were being transported under water, 10 "roads" were laid out from concrete slabs with high borders along the bottom of the river. the driver had only to leave the shore in the right place and "where will he go from the rut." They said that when the tanks began to leave the water in even columns, there was a strong shock among foreign journalists.

              1. AleksUkr
                AleksUkr 16 August 2013 18: 18 New
                +3
                The United States was bluffing, demonstrating its readiness to start a nuclear war, and the Soviet leadership believed this. And only after the events of 1982-1983, it became clear to the US leadership that too bluffing a bluff could lead to a real nuclear war.

                The doctrine of the Warsaw Treaty Organization, according to the agreements adopted, was defensive in nature. In practice, it was a counterweight to the doctrine of NATO, and in particular the United States.
          2. dmitrich
            dmitrich 16 August 2013 18: 11 New
            +6
            I participated in the exercises of the West-77 GSVG and the Warsaw Pact troops.
            1. Vadivak
              Vadivak 16 August 2013 18: 19 New
              +4
              Quote: Dmitry
              I participated in the exercises of the West-77 GSVG and the Warsaw Pact troops.


              I studied
              Theme of the exercise: “Deployment of armed forces groups in the Western theater of operations, repulsing the enemy’s invasion, putting operational reserves into the battle. The development of the offensive in the context of the use of nuclear weapons ”
        2. vilenich
          vilenich 16 August 2013 17: 44 New
          +3
          Quote: Vadivak
          West 81, September 4-12, 1981

          It’s nice to look at the photo, and even nicer to remember participating in this exercise. There was some kind of mood, and most importantly everything was taken for granted.
          It would be good now, along with conducting large-scale combat readiness checks, to restore the BMG system of checks at all levels of army organisms.
          1. Vadivak
            Vadivak 16 August 2013 18: 30 New
            +3
            Quote: vilenich
            It’s nice to look at the photo, and even nicer to remember participating in this exercise.


            It was a serious job ..
        3. Airman
          Airman 16 August 2013 23: 34 New
          +1
          Quote: Vadivak
          Quote: Posted by Andrzej Wilk
          Military exercises presented by the media as a source of pride for the average Russian


          Checks are certainly good. The army must be ready.


          Probably many here remember West-81, from September 4 to 12, 1981 in the territory of the Belarusian, Kiev and Baltic military districts, as well as in the Baltic Sea. In addition to the Soviet Union, the exercises were also held on the territory of several friendly states. By their scale, they are comparable only to large-scale operations of the Great Patriotic War. It was something. According to management, the exercises were organized and instructive - Europe was trembling quietly

          And she wrote in boiling water, the NATO troops were brought to the increased BG.
        4. igor.borov775
          igor.borov775 17 August 2013 06: 29 New
          +1
          O gentlemen, Die your emotions, I am glad that at last they began to conduct exercises, the Army should be ready for any situation, Our compatriots are serving there for this and there is something here to rejoice in the bright sky and peace, And the servants must learn to destroy the enemy themselves stay alive, Life is given one, It’s training that gives the opportunity to work out correctly, But YOU missed one thing for the first time the troops acted according to the plans of mid-level officers it was for them to go into battle and they worked out what they needed and not the generals, Truncate the difference, Sum up early but one thing is clear, the units are preparing not only for mass actions but also as separate units without neighbors. This is a new phenomenon. The experience gained by the troops is more valuable. Lessons from the Caucasus are learned very well. If this is a reform in the Army, it remains for me to saturate the units with new high-precision weapons with both hands. companies then pride will be for our army
      2. Retx
        Retx 16 August 2013 19: 14 New
        +6
        And I am pleased with the especially increased number of teachings, all kinds of checks and other things. Previously, somehow everyone knew "somewhere there" is our army, but now somehow prestige is growing slowly and there are more reminders of it in the media, and in real life too ...

      3. igor.borov775
        igor.borov775 17 August 2013 05: 52 New
        0
        It’s not weak, no, here it’s a very tricky goal, we are militarists, it’s for propaganda a second even more subtle attack on an attempt to revive the country's economy, It’s here that a dog is buried and military exercises are so cover, Now liberal economists are simply very unhappy with what is starting to clear up in our internal business, Look how agitated, Our big misfortune is that a very influential stratum of the population has grown up who cares what happens next to the country, and most importantly, in the bright horizon of democracy they disapprove of the return of finances from there to us, This is fundamentally wrong from the point of view of the light of democracy , And the worst is where they will go, I listened to an open meeting of the Maritime Commission where shipbuilding plans were announced, How good they are will start to come in large amounts to replace equipment for the construction of new plants, Of course, not everyone is lucky someone will die completely, but the plans will be fulfilled, A the goals are even more interesting to create production more modern and more powerful, now we can with it’s hard to build ships of about one hundred thousand tons, and the plans are 300 thousand or more, And yet another news was announced over 60% in the order portfolio of civilian vessels, I didn’t even think that so much, Ukraine with its fuss is flying past, And another moment if Ukraine enters anyway we’ll build our shipbuilding base, It’s the same with the aircraft industry than it’s bad that reviving the civilian aircraft industry through the military budget isn’t it bad, From the point of view of liberals, the West doesn’t need competitors, I’m surprised by the fuss of our economists that they say it’s not necessary; everything is already there, For information, the Yankees merge the two largest airlines into one, It will be a giant Aeroflot of the USSR UNION is far from that, Yes, the budget of the Ministry of Defense is big but you need to look at where and how it is invested, And I agree what the Minister of Defense announced at the exhibition robots That which is designed and does not withstand the requirements presented by the Ministry of Defense cannot pretend to finance the Ministry of Defense, he is also very dissatisfied with the fact that advertisements around some firms and the products are so-so nothing new, And the article is so propaganda with far-reaching goals, And one more political moment, They still do not reckon with us on the world stage, but they begin to look around, And this is a symptom of what we are doing right, I remember how the Chinese planted under Bush a scout how the Yankees raged about how they equipped a naval armada, And China brought one district on high alert and the Yankees quietly quietly immediately without any noise, the Yankees were noisy then that the Chinese took this piece of iron they would never figure out the computers and they took something uploaded to the Internet for of them (the Yankees) it turned out to be a surprise, the Chinese returned the plane and the BUSH awarded the crew medals because they were held captive by the barbarians, why should I have any support then the authorities behave differently, Is it possible to imagine giving citizenship several years ago, And our true human rights activists quietly behaved clearly who feeds them,
    2. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 16 August 2013 16: 24 New
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      Only expenditures on national defense noticeably grow in it: over the next three years, they should increase by 63% and reach $ 2016 billion in 105.
      They would damn their money and would not look into someone else's pocket. By the way, let them look at the US budget.


      Military exercises as training and propaganda

      Especially external, especially to those who talk about peace and democracy and unleash warriors.



      Military spending is a key item in the Russian budget

      Well, where the hell is without Kudrin, sleeping and thinking about Russia is a marsh trash. I don’t understand why Putin was promoting it, maybe so that he read reviews on the internet request

      Public support for militarization is growing

      looking at how the world is going crazy, other countries are also buying weapons, but all the attention is only on Russia. They probably know from whom they can get the scoreboard.


      conclusions
      Well, there you are proud in your Europe of gays, and we are the army!
      1. sergey32
        sergey32 16 August 2013 16: 58 New
        +2
        A landing where the main thief? I hope that not everyone will be pulled away. Today, by the way, I read, they still dug up an episode on Serdyukov with a harem. In our country, in the Bryansk region, the land of the MO was transferred to commerce for their own.
        1. Alexander Romanov
          Alexander Romanov 17 August 2013 06: 33 New
          +1
          Quote: sergey32
          A landing where the main thief?

          Something seems to me landings will not wait sad
  2. taseka
    taseka 16 August 2013 16: 19 New
    +2
    As the saying goes - "He who does not love his Army, he will love the army of interventionists!"
    1. Retx
      Retx 16 August 2013 19: 10 New
      0
      It’s funny in the article - at least the militarists are half the country! soldier
  3. vitas
    vitas 16 August 2013 16: 20 New
    +2
    Putin is our everything.
    1. Karabin
      Karabin 16 August 2013 21: 09 New
      +1
      Quote: vitas
      Putin is our everything.

      Not a lot.
    2. alone
      alone 16 August 2013 22: 06 New
      0
      and MOTHERLAND? is she not yours?
  4. Ivanovich47
    Ivanovich47 16 August 2013 16: 24 New
    +3
    You rarely see an article by a Western observer, where the processes taking place in Russia are examined in detail, and most importantly, as honestly as possible. The truth is their European “regret” is felt that the people support the intensive training of the Russian army. calling it the "militarization" of society. Unfortunately, Russia has few honest and loyal allies. And the most important allies are the Army and Navy. The Russian state takes care that they are sufficiently armed and trained.
    1. vitas
      vitas 16 August 2013 17: 19 New
      +2
      The Russian state takes care that they are sufficiently armed and trained.


      nifiga like that, only recently everything has moved off the ground, and so far it’s sluggish.
      1. Retx
        Retx 16 August 2013 19: 09 New
        +1
        I do not think that it can be called languidly. Together with a whole range of solutions and problems - we even decently arm ourselves, especially when compared with 2005, for example. Our economy is not as powerful as we would like, but the current movements are simply encouraging.
  5. a52333
    a52333 16 August 2013 16: 31 New
    +5
    We would still have the State Duma and the government of the 5-th column clean up, correct the constitution, And we can cling to the throat in the full west.
  6. 12345
    12345 16 August 2013 16: 33 New
    +4
    "Swiss" - with a pronounced Polish accent.

    And what do you command me to do, if the native Swiss, are calm and balanced from birth? Alpine nature - has ...

    I have to use the services of Polish migrant workers inadequate. These - on the contrary, from birth - are insane.
  7. leon-iv
    leon-iv 16 August 2013 16: 46 New
    +3
    At the zheks farts hell)))) it is gratifying it is gratifying
  8. Boa kaa
    Boa kaa 16 August 2013 17: 04 New
    +6
    more and more Russians support the progressive militarization of the country. In the light of this popular approval, the modernization of the Russian army is becoming the indisputable priority of state policy.

    It's just that our people know better than anyone else the value of war, the oblivion of their armed forces. Well, since the people support the course of the President, then the President acts in the interests of the people. He’s not a stupid people: he sees what the country is and the Sun have brought EBNs and their minions. Therefore, it is rejoicing that the period of national humiliation is over. In the modern world, the strong are respected. Therefore, we must be strong. Right GDP said: now we are given a unique chance to rearm the Army. If we miss it, there will be neither money nor opportunity.
    And about the decrease in the pace of eq. growth let them look to the West. We have already determined: we do not have recession, but stagnation. Not sweet, but still not backing away. In addition, there is hope that the locomotive of the military-industrial complex will pull our economy out of stagnation. There is a historical example of Germany.
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  9. Rattenfanger
    Rattenfanger 16 August 2013 17: 08 New
    +5
    In the 21st century, the decisive condition for the existence of the state as a subject of world politics (and in our case, in general existence) will be its ability to capture and / or retain resources, primarily energy. In this regard, the GDP makes it clear to those who are fouling that whoever comes to us with a sword will receive a shouting.)
    My opinion is subjective, and not necessarily true.
  10. Russ69
    Russ69 16 August 2013 17: 22 New
    +5
    We, unlike the West, have not been rearmament for 20 years. So now they are simply obliged to do this. As the GDP said, at a press conference: "The country is just repaying the debts of its army"
  11. kafa
    kafa 16 August 2013 17: 28 New
    0
    who does not feed his army will feed someone else's ...........
  12. Asgard
    Asgard 16 August 2013 17: 39 New
    +5
    Quote: Asgard
    Hanged Colonel Hussein ... (friend of the West))
    They killed Colonel Gaddafi ... (flirting with the west))
    McCain voiced the "black mark" to Colonel Putin (reboot)))

    Here you will inevitably start arming yourself)))) in the last two years of 13 years of the presidency
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    .....
    Vladimir Putin will create a janissary personal guard. The corresponding order has already been given to the deputy head of the Federal Security Service and the head of the Presidential Security Service, Viktor Zolotov, writes Federal Press. He was appointed deputy commander of the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, and at this post Putin’s chief security guard “must prepare the special forces of the explosives and some motorized units to be reorganized into the personal guard of the elected president, which will probably have the same name.” They will not yet figure out who Putin’s guards will obey, but Colonel-General Zolotov insists on direct subordination to the president.

    If anything, such initiatives are generally not good for object of protection did not end.

    Well, that happened! We need to defend our homeland, to take our own from the oligarchs (Putin's friends))
    The country to regain.
    Ask the former Minister of Defense "Taburetkin" - Who ordered him to destroy the Army and Navy ???? appointed then his friend Putin Vladimir Vladimirovich .... (AS FIGURE))
    Prior to this, the START treaty was ratified in 2000 (although Yeltsin was an alcoholic, he did not ratify the treaty for two terms))
    And then the “voivode” ballistic missiles and the railway complex with Molodets missiles were cut - truth for the sake of objectivity - Putin gave the order to RESTORE ....

    And he is a master to give instructions.(though no one fulfills them)))

    Ahead of the GREAT WAR. And pretty soon .....
    It is necessary to DO AND CONTROL,
    Enter RESPONSIBILITY.
    He will turn to the PEOPLE. Do not consider him "cattle", designate "enemies", stop liberalizing ....
    This is the key to the survival of the people and a fair trial of the rulers ,,,,,
    Without this in any way.
    1. Nitup
      Nitup 16 August 2013 20: 47 New
      -1
      Quote: Asgard
      Hanged Colonel Hussein ... (friend of the West))
      They killed Colonel Gaddafi ... (flirting with the west))
      McCain voiced the "black mark" to Colonel Putin (reboot)))

      Here you will inevitably start arming yourself)))) in the last two years of 13 years of the presidency

      First, a rearmament program for 2011-2020 was adopted at the end of 2010, and the Arab Spring, the killing of Gaddafi and the black mark voiced by McCain were after that. Do not confuse or lie.
  13. KBPC50
    KBPC50 16 August 2013 17: 59 New
    +1
    It’s good that we will have an Army. The only ally of Russia, or rather two allies - the Army and Navy.
    1. kostyan77708
      kostyan77708 19 August 2013 09: 46 New
      0
      3 allies, Strategic Missile Forces can not be written off
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  14. pahom54
    pahom54 16 August 2013 18: 03 New
    0
    We began to respect and be afraid of Russia! And the flights of our strategists knocked the turd out of the Japanese, and the ships somehow began to go on long trips, and much more. And none of the Western leaders pats the GDP on the shoulder. After all, when EBN was dancing to an orchestra in Germany, the West had already decided - Russia! And here Russia is rearming, and before an imminent battle for Arctic resources, it also unfolds its groupings ... Lubo, brethren, anyway !!! And Alexander the Third was right: Russia has no and cannot have allies except its army and navy!
    And I think that the majority of Russian citizens who are positive about improving the defense capability of both the country and its army are patriots of their country. And Kudrin, who advocated reducing defense spending, recall, according to Western estimates, several times announced to the best financiers of the year, that is, paid ... This proves his adventures on Bolotnaya began ...
    The country must be strong in order to give the teeth to anyone who has encroached on it.
  15. tilovaykrisa
    tilovaykrisa 16 August 2013 18: 10 New
    +2
    Trembling "capitalism" the time of weak Russia is leaving.

    According to Alexei Kudrin, who served as Minister of Finance for a long time and resigned in protest against rising military spending
    Traitor to the wall.
  16. Albert1988
    Albert1988 16 August 2013 18: 17 New
    +3
    Indeed, the article, on the one hand, is an adequate analysis of what is happening, and on the other, the desire to set up the modernization necessary for our army as “the militarization of the country” is clearly coming in. It’s apparently very “ignorant” to them over the hill that our army has not been modernized for almost 20 years and it is vital for us, and more than any other state, that Taburetkin has done such business with the army in us that it’s not known how much to rake Now.
    In general, it’s worth rejoicing in positive developments in this area and crossing your fingers behind your back so that there are no more scenarios with stools and a female battalion, neither in the defense industry, nor in any other field.
  17. bddrus
    bddrus 16 August 2013 18: 27 New
    0
    For me, the implementation of the GPV will be an argument when voting for the president, even 80-90% will be normal.
  18. a.hamster55
    a.hamster55 16 August 2013 18: 56 New
    0
    Yes, there were some serious teachings. We even stalled car (wedge) from a pontoon bridge pushed into the river. And the second was so disguised that the tankers crushed in the fog in the morning. After the end of the exercises, they were written off without problems for a month. People from the military prosecutor’s office quickly appeared on the ground and quickly assured the document of losses.
  19. a.hamster55
    a.hamster55 16 August 2013 19: 10 New
    +3
    But it doesn’t matter to me who will be involved in the modernization of the army, Vladimir Vladimirovich or Lavrenty Pavlovich.
    The FINAL RESULT is important to me!
  20. Corsair5912
    Corsair5912 16 August 2013 19: 17 New
    +1
    The attitude of Russian society, for which the army remains one of the most important elements of statehood and historical tradition (the armed forces is one of the few elements of the state structure that are popularly respected and trusted), contributes to the further militarization of Russia. Apparently, this trend will be maintained and exploited regardless of which political forces will have power in Russia.

    Lies Wilk.
    For Russian society, a strong, combat-ready army is not a tradition, but a guarantee against an attack by the USA and NATO, enough of us are Hitler and his European accomplices who treacherously attacked us in 1941.
    Naglo-Saxons should know and remember that aggression will not go unpunished, that Russia is not Iraq, not Yugoslavia, not Afghanistan, not Libya and not Vietnam, that we will bury them.
    We will not sit, defend ourselves and passively repel blows.
    We, without pity and without mercy, will beat the beast’s den, enough of the thousand-year onslaught of brutal savages from the East, “covered with a thin varnish of civilization”, it’s time to put an end to it.
  21. niecke
    niecke 16 August 2013 19: 57 New
    -6
    I’m wondering, who will fight for the gang? The new generation, well, don’t tell, the Soviet people who understood the enemy’s essence of the Kremlin ?? remain NATO and foreigners with mikopama ... but as Salvador showed, how many somos can’t fight, and there’s no end !! !
    1. Corsair5912
      Corsair5912 16 August 2013 20: 51 New
      +7
      Quote: niecke
      I’m wondering, who will fight for the gang? The new generation, well, don’t tell, the Soviet people who understood the enemy’s essence of the Kremlin ?? remain NATO and foreigners with mikopama ... but as Salvador showed, how many somos can’t fight, and there’s no end !! !

      The Russians have always fought, are fighting and will fight for their country.
      These are all kinds of vile Judas, white-winged painters, Nazis, nationalists, Podrabinek, Lemonov, Kasparov, bulk, "pacifists", "human rights activists", homosexuals, liberals, democrats and other pets and salaries of the US State Department fighting for their rat gang and personal selfish interests.
      With Putin’s criticism, Yusov’s lackeys, skinners and traitors cover up their vile goal, to embroil the Russian people, leave them without a government and without an army in front of their pimply-striped masters’s army.
      You will not succeed, damned Judas.
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    2. niecke
      niecke 16 August 2013 20: 53 New
      -2
      something minuses are not enough, Sshshniki sleep or what? and the question of minuscule people (if there is pride), after all, you don’t have to go anywhere, look out the window, everywhere, really! Really reluctance to see the MOTHER POWERFUL AND RICH ??
    3. Arabist
      Arabist 16 August 2013 20: 59 New
      +1
      Even as they will! Whether you like it or not, it will be. In 41 less reasons was not to fight for Stalin and the people's commissars? Let's go to the front? And they went because they fought for the country, for their homeland, and not for Stalin. And now they will go not for Putin, not for Abramovich, but for their country. It was, it is, and it always will be.
      1. niecke
        niecke 16 August 2013 21: 07 New
        -2
        sorry, I didn’t understand! in 41 people who hated Stalin, fought for their homeland? well, not everything as a zombie man seems! read a story (not a fake one) talk to old people (who lived under Vissarionovich) can change your mind (dramatically)
        1. Arabist
          Arabist 16 August 2013 21: 10 New
          0
          Firstly, not you, but you, dear. Secondly, I talked with veterans and therefore I’m not going to change my opinion. Can you talk for yourself?
          1. niecke
            niecke 16 August 2013 21: 28 New
            0
            i'm sorry ... oh sorry sir! forgot to add (sclerosis) apparently the Soviet soldiers screamed for fear-URRA-FOR HOMELAND, FOR STALIN !!! and rushed to the attack on the Nazis ... my grandfathers lie behind the hillock-one in Czechoslovakia, the second in Berlin, and I'm not a patriot ???
            1. Arabist
              Arabist 16 August 2013 21: 34 New
              0
              Elementary politeness is a sign of an adult and educated person. My grandfathers also fought and said that they did not shout “For Stalin!”, And the battlefield was selective abuse until the bullets and splinters filled their throats. If you are patriotic, happy for you, it just doesn’t look very much like that.
              1. niecke
                niecke 16 August 2013 21: 54 New
                +1
                Well, it seems, it’s not like, we’ll look ... but to judge, not YOU !!!
                1. Arabist
                  Arabist 16 August 2013 22: 00 New
                  0
                  For God's sake. History will judge us. Fortunately, she does not give preference to anyone.
                  1. niecke
                    niecke 16 August 2013 22: 09 New
                    0
                    Well, I can’t give birth to God (sort of) but the arguments are fist, bayonet, bullet-easily! and you, as a rational person, should understand that the story is made by PEOPLE (with a capital letter) and people (whose names do not remember) but who with their lives gave us what we have (and do not value)
                    1. Arabist
                      Arabist 16 August 2013 22: 18 New
                      0
                      The winners write the story. Wars are waged by weapons (and by leaders) but won by people (soldiers). For which their own country is not an empty phrase. The army that goes for the country is always stronger than the army following the order of the leader.
                    2. 65FSVSF65
                      65FSVSF65 16 August 2013 22: 27 New
                      -1
                      Blasphemy is now a sign of coolness?
            2. 65FSVSF65
              65FSVSF65 16 August 2013 22: 23 New
              0
              I hesitate to ask: "And for whom, according to the speaker, our grandfathers fought in the 41st?" Based on interior views with veterans?
              1. Arabist
                Arabist 16 August 2013 22: 26 New
                +1
                And you are not shy. I wrote for the country (for my families, homes, friends. Isn’t it?
                1. 65FSVSF65
                  65FSVSF65 16 August 2013 22: 33 New
                  0
                  And the country (family, home, friends) is not included in the concept of homeland?
                  1. Arabist
                    Arabist 16 August 2013 22: 36 New
                    +1
                    And for you, the country where you were born and the homeland are two different things? Or do you think that family and friends are not part of the homeland? What is your version of Homeland?
                2. 65FSVSF65
                  65FSVSF65 16 August 2013 22: 35 New
                  0
                  By the way, I was going to polemicize with your opponent ...
                  1. Arabist
                    Arabist 16 August 2013 22: 38 New
                    +1
                    In this case, I apologize.
                    1. 65FSVSF65
                      65FSVSF65 16 August 2013 22: 41 New
                      -1
                      Accepted. And the opponent was quiet ...
                  2. niecke
                    niecke 16 August 2013 22: 42 New
                    +2
                    and what, dare I ask? because of the poverty of umishka for polemics, I won’t pull it! so a couple of boorish attacks, no more ... I apologize in advance, prol, what to take from me !!!
                    1. 65FSVSF65
                      65FSVSF65 16 August 2013 22: 56 New
                      +1
                      Now there is no point and, thank God, no reason to die with the name of Putin on the lips. They do not die for leaders. They die for what is dear to you. But Stalin, Putin come and go.
                      1. Arabist
                        Arabist 16 August 2013 23: 02 New
                        0
                        Golden words, mate.
                      2. niecke
                        niecke 16 August 2013 23: 04 New
                        +2
                        Smeared! Homeland is ALL WE! And Putin and Stalin-come and go-and the people remain and pulls the country further, into a brighter future !!!
                      3. 65FSVSF65
                        65FSVSF65 16 August 2013 23: 17 New
                        0
                        Maybe enough to fool around?
                      4. niecke
                        niecke 16 August 2013 23: 51 New
                        +2
                        Well, actually, I sincerely!
    4. Albert1988
      Albert1988 16 August 2013 22: 44 New
      +3
      But I spoke with such old people, and so what? What they say, of course you need to filter a little, after all, people are already old, but Stalin really became an idol for them only after the war already, and they really went to the front for their homeland, for their families, like that)
      1. Vadivak
        Vadivak 17 August 2013 00: 14 New
        +2
        Quote: Albert1988
        and they really went to the front for their homeland, for their families, like this)


        Then there were no palaces and yachts, and the sons of party bosses did not protrude in pistons, but studied at military schools and served their homeland. And the son of Stalin, Vasily, after the captivity of Jacob, flew without a parachute

        Friend of Vasily, twice Hero of the Soviet Union, Colonel General of Aviation Andrei Yegorovich Borovykh, said that after his death in air battles son of Anastas Mikoyan Vladimir, son of Mikhail Frunze Timur and the disappearance in battle of the son of Nikita Khrushchev, Leonid, Vasily was categorically forbidden by sorties. He called his father, asked for permission. He replied: "One prisoner is enough for me!" Nevertheless, Vasily continued to fly. He went on a combat mission without a parachute - so that, in which case, there was no chance of escape.
  • Yuri Y.
    Yuri Y. 16 August 2013 21: 45 New
    +2
    The attitude of Russian society, for which the army remains one of the most important elements of statehood and historical tradition (the armed forces is one of the few elements of the state structure that are popularly respected and trusted), contributes to the further militarization of Russia. Apparently, this trend will be maintained and exploited regardless of which political forces will have power in Russia.

    This trend should not depend on any political forces (as you recall, Gorbach and EBN will tremble). Gentle so "militarization", we already can’t take care of our security. And then there are also “imperial tendencies”, against the background of the strengthening of the military presence of the USA and NATO along the perimeter of Russia (Black Sea, Asia, Baltic).
    1. Vadivak
      Vadivak 17 August 2013 00: 22 New
      +2
      Quote: Yuri I.
      remember Gorbach and EBN so startled


      Yes, they forgot how Borya, Gaidar, Yavlinsky and other turbidity from the tanks in the White House, but it seems like it was recently ....
  • kartalovkolya
    kartalovkolya 17 August 2013 07: 28 New
    0
    Pasquille cheap this article is a fat minus-! And who is it yapping out from under the fence? Do they seriously think that they can prevent us from taking care of our own safety? Blue Europe is indignant and preoccupied, and gentlemen, the Swiss would be better for you to worry about how to return the gold stolen by the Nazis and hidden in your banks, you are restless.
  • individual
    individual 17 August 2013 09: 29 New
    0
    They write: "peaceful doctrine."
    And which one? After all, no where is the ministry of attack.
    Everywhere, the ministry is about!
  • Lukich
    Lukich 17 August 2013 10: 02 New
    +3
    Quote: niecke
    Smeared! Homeland is ALL WE! And Putin and Stalin-come and go-and the people remain and pulls the country further, into a brighter future !!!


    ... the weak Tsar Nicholas II was thrown off and the people went into a fee and nearly tarnished the country and ruined the Empire - "...drink walk flaw from the ruble and above!.

    Stalin came, restored and raised the country - live multiply, he said, and he died. We lived, survived by inertia on old yeast for a couple of decades and again all at a cost-a country in, it was almost and Russia was not profiled., Thank god Putin came - stopped the collapse of the country - raised Russia from its knees - and you say Bright future !!!

    ... Vladimir Monomakh, Ivan the Terrible, Peter the Great - Great, Catherine the Great - Great, Joseph Stalin, and today Vladimir Putin - to whom the people owe what they did not great people - the provincial parish of the Commonwealth or the Kingdom of Sweden ...

    ... Peacocks say - NU-NU ...
    1. ivshubarin
      ivshubarin 17 August 2013 11: 58 New
      +1
      I fully support. +
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