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Svenska Dagbladet: Military Power - Part of Russian Identity

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The Swedish Institute for Defense Studies has published a report on the state of the Russian armed forces. Such a report is prepared by the think tank at the Swedish Ministry of Defense every two to three years. Experts predict that Russia will continue to arm and conduct more and more frequent military exercises, writes Svenska Dagbladet.


Svenska Dagbladet: Military Power - Part of Russian Identity


“The Russian potential of conventional weapons has increased and, we believe, will continue to grow over the next decade. An increase in defense spending and an increase in military procurement will mean that the level of training, support and equipment of the armed forces will increase, ” - the report says.

The previous report of the Institute of Defense Studies, devoted to Russia, expressed doubts about whether Russia could complete the large-scale reform of the armed forces and whether it was enough to modernize funding. However, by now most of the question marks associated with the reform have been removed, writes Svenska Dagbladet. The report concludes that Russia will continue to prepare for a wide range of military tasks in all strategic areas.

A key characteristic of the country's changing approach is the increased frequency of military exercises at several levels. Russia trains its troops to participate in four types of armed conflicts: a full-scale war (with the United States), a regional war (with NATO countries or China), a local war (what was the conflict in Georgia) and minor armed conflicts.

As the newspaper reminds, in the spring of last year, Russia conducted large-scale exercises in the Baltic Sea, the task of which was to train the launch of cruise missiles against targets located around Stockholm and in the south of Sweden. In October, in response to the too aggressive behavior of Russian aircraft during the exercises, the Swedes took to the air two fighters from their side. Such behavior in relation to each other has become the norm of the armed forces of the two countries.

In terms of the share of GDP spent on military spending, Russia bypasses even the US with its 4,5 percent (2012 data of the year), not to mention Sweden, which spends just 1,1 percent of national income on defense. Even with the slowdown in the Russian economy, funds for defense will come rather big, notes Svenska Dagbladet.


From the point of view of Swedish experts, such a patriotic anti-Western course and such budget policy enjoy broad support among the population, who see Russia as a great power.

"They believe that this is a rational use of funds and are ready to give money to the military sector," said study leader Caroline Vendil Pallin. “Such a position is not imposed from above, but grows out of Russian identity.”
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http://inotv.rt.com/2013-12-22/Svenska-Dagbladet-Voennaya-moshh--
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  1. Stinger
    Stinger 28 December 2013 06: 47 New
    +32
    Though the brain center, the conclusions are correct.
    1. Civil
      Civil 28 December 2013 08: 58 New
      +3
      1. Do not enter the arms race, in view of hopelessness.
      2. Build a modern army in a regional war.

      ps In the event of a conflict with China, the war will be as global as with the United States,
      1. Alexander Petrovich
        Alexander Petrovich 28 December 2013 10: 40 New
        +5
        The Swedes have good conclusions;
        1. Alexander Petrovich
          Alexander Petrovich 28 December 2013 12: 17 New
          +8
          PS I really liked the name - Svenska Dugblyad
        2. Rusich51
          Rusich51 29 December 2013 19: 50 New
          0
          From the point of view of Swedish experts, such a patriotic anti-Western course and such budget policy enjoy broad support among the population, who see Russia as a great power.

          This is a natural reaction of people to the bastard policy of the West in relation to Russia.
      2. Petr1
        Petr1 28 December 2013 13: 50 New
        -10
        in the event of a conflict with China, the war will end quickly :)
        1. Alexander Petrovich
          Alexander Petrovich 28 December 2013 14: 25 New
          +8
          You have not agreed. The war will quickly end with the complete destruction of all of China's industry and the surrender of China.
          1. alone
            alone 28 December 2013 19: 09 New
            -5
            Quote: Alexander Petrovich
            You have not agreed. The war will quickly end with the complete destruction of all of China's industry and the surrender of China.


            fellow Hurray patriotism or is there a specific argument? can you argue what has been said?
            1. alone
              alone 28 December 2013 20: 37 New
              -2
              don’t know that the minus is an argument))) Clearly.
              1. Tersky
                Tersky 28 December 2013 20: 54 New
                +3
                Quote: lonely
                don’t know that the minus is an argument))) Clearly.

                Minus to you did not fly from Alexander Petrovich, he’s got more weighty -6 points wink . Lobster, hi !
            2. Alexander Petrovich
              Alexander Petrovich 28 December 2013 20: 40 New
              +7
              War, my friend, is an unpredictable thing, and to dismiss the snot in advance is the fate of alarmists and cowards, whom, according to the law of war, you yourself know. And what about cheers of patriotism, this is not cheers of patriotism, this is the trait thanks to which our ancestors defended our homeland.
            3. Rusich51
              Rusich51 29 December 2013 19: 54 New
              +1
              Quote: lonely
              Quote: Alexander Petrovich
              You have not agreed. The war will quickly end with the complete destruction of all of China's industry and the surrender of China.


              fellow Hurray patriotism or is there a specific argument? can you argue what has been said?


              In southern Pakistan, archaeologists have found a ruined city - Harappa. There are suspicions that he was destroyed by nuclear weapons. This is how civilizations move from man to monkey, and then vice versa.
          2. Petr1
            Petr1 30 December 2013 13: 48 New
            -1
            if there anyone remains to sign :), as a hydrocarbon. readers imagine the war with China, (melee?)
        2. Sakmagon
          Sakmagon 28 December 2013 14: 53 New
          +4
          Petr1
          in the event of a conflict with China, the war will end quickly :)

          Congratulations!
          1. Petr1
            Petr1 30 December 2013 13: 41 New
            -1
            U. Samagon if only you moved your brains more, then you looked at many things differently :)
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      3. mvg
        mvg 28 December 2013 13: 54 New
        0
        I completely agree, only nuclear weapons, what can be opposed to the 2nd mind of the best Chinese districts? 10 times more and better armed.
    2. ShturmKGB
      ShturmKGB 28 December 2013 09: 19 New
      +18
      The West is forcing itself into arming itself with its two-faced policy ...
    3. Max_Bauder
      Max_Bauder 28 December 2013 10: 31 New
      +13
      “This position is not planted from above, but grows from Russian identity.”

      Golden words Yuri Benediktovich!

      The sons of their fathers, what can I say, do not become patriots, they are born patriots.
    4. B.COX
      B.COX 28 December 2013 12: 56 New
      +2
      Quote: Stinger
      the conclusions are correct.

      Remember Poltava, from that, and the conclusions are "correct". good
      1. Stasi
        Stasi 28 December 2013 13: 45 New
        +2
        To the very point about Poltava. After the defeat and recognition of the fact that Sweden irrevocably lost its leadership in Europe, then a wave of suicides took place in Sweden itself, and the Swedes washed down their defeat for almost 200 years. They cannot forget and forgive us all of this, otherwise how can they explain such frequent articles and the panic about their military weakness, raising the issue of joining NATO.
        1. komrad.zudin
          komrad.zudin 3 January 2014 08: 56 New
          0
          Once Stockholm was called Stekoln, the Swedes-sveami and spoke Russian. For at least the last 300 years, the "enlightened" West has been pursuing a vile policy against Russia, which can be clearly seen in their media. And they will always lie about us and bark at us. We him - a bone in the throat!
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    6. GreatRussia
      GreatRussia 28 December 2013 14: 15 New
      +7
      In October, in response to the overly aggressive behavior of Russian aircraft during exercises ....


    7. askort154
      askort154 28 December 2013 16: 27 New
      0
      Stinger ... Though the brain center, the conclusions are correct


      Russia is not sleeping in thought, for whom the first to fuck - "in the south of Sweden or in Stockholm?
  2. Semenov
    Semenov 28 December 2013 06: 54 New
    +21
    At the very top. Ready to give your money. There must be at least something bright.
    1. Max_Bauder
      Max_Bauder 28 December 2013 10: 32 New
      +7
      They can’t understand what our upbringing is like, for our country, not only money, even our citizens give life.
    2. mvg
      mvg 28 December 2013 14: 02 New
      -14
      no one forgot that little Sweden makes modern armaments, electronics (in Russia there are still 16 bit level processors, you couldn’t lie, “Spectrum”), and they were won by Grippen in a tender against rafal, typhoon, and ov ... instantly -35 there does NOT stand at all ... in any performance characteristics, neither in speed, nor in BIOS, nor in carrying capacity, nor in the nomenclature of weapons, nor in the radar .. The beetle will remain a paper that is already outdated. What kind of patriot do you have to be to buy it?
      1. Danafxnumx
        Danafxnumx 28 December 2013 17: 05 New
        +1
        Well, where are these typhoons with rafals?
      2. edeligor
        edeligor 28 December 2013 17: 17 New
        +7
        Quote: mvg
        there are still 16 bit processors in Russia

        Russia is capitalized, dear. What you said belongs to the category of “vinaigrette from the fantasies of the mentally ill.” Seriously, there is a lag in electronics, as it was before, but in the field of radar
        Quote: mvg
        The beetle will remain paper
        our western friends have a lot to learn from us. This type of problem is solved in different ways, for a while and no place to discuss it, believe me, this lag is solved.
        But if not serious, then we all know that Sweden is the most advanced country in the world in the field of defense technologies! soldier
      3. fzr1000
        fzr1000 28 December 2013 20: 25 New
        0
        Thank you for reminding. Only Russian weapons are losing popularity. The rest of the weapon-producing countries never fail, right?
  3. rpek32
    rpek32 28 December 2013 07: 02 New
    +21
    “They believe that this is a wise use of funds and are ready to give money to the military sector,” said study director Carolina Wendil Pallin


    We feed our army laughing
  4. SAASA IVANOV
    SAASA IVANOV 28 December 2013 07: 06 New
    +21
    And how many attacks were there on Russia? Do not count. It is better to sharpen spears and sabers always.
  5. Magadan
    Magadan 28 December 2013 07: 10 New
    +18
    Interestingly, did the Swedes officially apologize for Karl’s invasion of Russia?
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    2. Hitrovan07
      Hitrovan07 28 December 2013 20: 44 New
      0
      Although there is an opinion - that Karl was just “his”.
      Link to eastclab was already on topvar.
  6. Ascetic
    Ascetic 28 December 2013 07: 12 New
    +45
    From the point of view of Swedish experts, such a patriotic anti-Western course and such budget policy enjoy broad support among the population, who see Russia as a great power.


    Too often and much you climb to us, gentlemen, and therefore we have such a Russian identity, you constantly have to set your brains on you.
    1. Tersky
      Tersky 28 December 2013 21: 18 New
      +6
      Quote: Ascetic
      Too often and much you climb to us, gentlemen, and therefore we have such a Russian identity, you constantly have to set your brains on you.

      Since the 1164 of the year, the beginning of the aggression against Russia of our northern neighbor dates back. It was in the 1164 year that our “dear” neighbors moved for the first time to Russia and besieged the former first capital of Northern Russia, Ladoga. Since that time, Swedish attacks on Russia began, continuing until the 19 century. According to the calculations of the Russian historian V.O. Klyuchevsky, Russia during the formation of the Russian people in the 234 of the year (1228 - 1462) carried out 160 of external wars, the lion's share of which came from the west. During this period, the Novgorodians had 29 times to fight with the Swedes. Stanislav hi !
  7. bomg.77
    bomg.77 28 December 2013 07: 14 New
    +15
    Yesterday I just watched the whole sky streaked with airplanes, I don’t know the teachings or what happened, the fact that they fly!
  8. makarov
    makarov 28 December 2013 07: 26 New
    +4
    And they are ready to give their money to the army and the military-industrial complex ??? - I think not.
    1. old rats
      old rats 28 December 2013 08: 35 New
      0
      In any case, such a reaction as to the Olympics will not be, that's for sure.
  9. mirag2
    mirag2 28 December 2013 07: 29 New
    +5
    Well, for Sweden, 1.1 percent is also not sour, and enough for their tanks and submarines and fighters, so it's a sin to complain to them.
  10. Kolyan 2
    Kolyan 2 28 December 2013 07: 37 New
    +9
    Quote: Magadan
    Interestingly, did the Swedes officially apologize for Karl’s invasion of Russia?

    Zadornov once asked the Swede why they didn’t like Russia so much and he answered that the Russians had beaten them near Poltava, what did Zadornov say, and what did you do near Poltava? From the concert. Most likely a joke, but I think there is some truth. As a result, everyone always got who climbed to us.
  11. borisjdin1957
    borisjdin1957 28 December 2013 07: 39 New
    +4
    from the Don.
    And in history, how? There is something to give in the teeth, they just bark, but no one crawls!
  12. Christian
    Christian 28 December 2013 08: 11 New
    +9
    Article plus! They just noticed that military power is part of the Russian identity! But how could it be otherwise? We only have two allies in the world — our Army and Navy!
  13. Nitarius
    Nitarius 28 December 2013 08: 17 New
    +34
    I immediately recall the words:

    "The biggest mistake is to neglect the Russians. Find the Russians weak. Offend the Russians. Never offend the Russians. The Russians are never as weak as you think. God forbid to expel the Russians or take something from the Russians. The Russians always come back. The Russians But when the Russians return, they don’t know how to calculate the force and apply it proportionally. They destroy everything in their path. Do not offend the Russians. Otherwise, when the Russians return to the graves of their ancestors, the people living on this earth will envy their ancestors - the dead ".

    Chechen writer Herman Sadulaev, "Leap of the Wolf. Essays on the Political History of Chechnya."

    Hopped Marine tear rolled
    played a ragged iPhone
    and glowed on his chest
    medal “For taken Washington”



    Those who do not want to feed their army will feed the army of overseas homosexuals.
    1. Grbear
      Grbear 28 December 2013 11: 20 New
      +6
      The Chechen writer quoted by you is not quite right when speaking of the inadequacy of the Russians - "come back, they do not know how to calculate the force and apply it proportionally.". It is understandable.
      It’s just that the Russians are repaying debts for all the “tricks” stretched out in time, in a very short time, because there is nothing to "chew with ...", one must live and sow bread.
  14. sataha666
    sataha666 28 December 2013 09: 02 New
    +7
    Who does not want to feed his army - will feed someone else's
  15. bistrov.
    bistrov. 28 December 2013 09: 17 New
    +7
    And yet, gritting his teeth, but they do justice.
  16. shinobi
    shinobi 28 December 2013 10: 22 New
    +5
    What, gentlemen of Sweden, comes the realization that your speculation about our death does not correspond to the true state of affairs? Scary? And it ... was it about NATO's yapping at a wounded bear in Russia.
  17. Jarserge
    Jarserge 28 December 2013 10: 24 New
    +2
    With such "neutrals" as Sweden, enemies from Poland to the ovs and "friends" like China, what remains?
  18. raketnik
    raketnik 28 December 2013 10: 38 New
    0
    To distribute and send to the NATO Komsomol members, as a methodological guide in the preparation of official statements to the Russian Federation, it is only desirable in large print and pictures, otherwise it does not reach the wretched.
  19. maxon106
    maxon106 28 December 2013 10: 41 New
    +1
    We have in the Kaliningrad region 3 or 4 days, either art or mortars worked, today they just stopped
  20. kelevra
    kelevra 28 December 2013 11: 08 New
    0
    They are afraid of the old habit, starting from 1569! Let them explore our possibilities as much as they want, most importantly, so that they don’t come to us! Or else they will get Poltava again!
  21. 1c-inform-city
    1c-inform-city 28 December 2013 11: 08 New
    +1
    Surprisingly sober conclusion, you rarely hear from them. Maybe Christmas influenced them so much?
    1. Yura
      Yura 28 December 2013 15: 56 New
      0
      Quote: 1c-inform-city
      Surprisingly sober conclusion, rarely hear from them

      Probably just finally they began to notice that they had reached a dead end, hence the attempts to look a little further than they saw behind the blinders of their infallibility and being euphoric from their apparent superiority. They began to ask questions to themselves, such as why and what is happening with these people, trying to get the answers, but I’m sure if they draw the right conclusions, they will immediately begin to plot new intrigues, the temptation to sit on the neck of other peoples and exist in prosperity is too great their account.
  22. santush
    santush 28 December 2013 11: 40 New
    0
    Tremble, Westerners before Great Russia !!!
  23. moremansf
    moremansf 28 December 2013 13: 19 New
    +3
    Our strategic partners do not like that Russia is rising from its knees and exerting an ever-increasing influence on international politics ... the West does not need such Russia ... it needs a raw materials appendage ... Russia has always been a great power !!! It may be a little pathetic, but it's true ...
  24. Yura
    Yura 28 December 2013 14: 00 New
    +3
    From the point of view of Swedish experts, such a patriotic anti-Western course and such a budgetary policy enjoy widespread support among the populationwho see in Russia a great power.

    “They believe that this is a wise use of funds and are ready to give money to the military sector,” said study director Carolina Wendil Pallin. “This position is not planted from above, but grows from Russian identity.”
    That's right, they just forgot to notice that the Russian population has reasons for this, our population knows how the trust in the West and the USA ends, the real readiness to reflect their careful implementation of "democratic" values ​​through bombing and missile strikes is the only one today and in the near future the basis of sovereignty.
  25. Ivanovich47
    Ivanovich47 28 December 2013 14: 44 New
    +2
    Quote: From the point of view of Swedish experts, such a patriotic anti-Western course and such budget policy enjoy broad support among the population, who see Russia as a great power.

    Yes, the population of Russia supports the strengthening of the defense of their country. the aggressive policy of the United States contributes to this, rapidly developing its missile defense system. Hoping in this way to gain strategic advantages over Russia. Do not lag behind the overseas "partners" and their European colleagues. They have already completed their main task - they have moved to the very borders of the Russian state. In such circumstances, Russia has no choice but to improve its weapons and apply adequate measures to neutralize NATO’s aggressive plans.
  26. Song Hu Chan
    Song Hu Chan 28 December 2013 14: 52 New
    +4
    2-3 years will pass and exhausted from perversions, Europe will ask for protection from Russia.
    40 million Muslims today and tomorrow-80 will kill Europe! We should not be afraid, but our gay politicians.
    On one of the videos I saw a scene of the beating of a crowd of Muslim Muslims from the Sharia patrol. And this is in London? Poor Europe!
  27. ilyich
    ilyich 28 December 2013 15: 05 New
    0
    "and this is good" (c)
  28. Zomanus
    Zomanus 28 December 2013 15: 47 New
    0
    And what, quite competent alignment. We commission new weapons, and learn to use them.
  29. homosum20
    homosum20 28 December 2013 19: 24 New
    +1
    This is our identity. We are as we are, and as we were. And you too. And you need to know your place.
  30. wax
    wax 28 December 2013 20: 33 New
    0
    “This position is not planted from above, but grows from Russian identity.”
    And our identity grows in response to the greedy and bestial Western identity, which has a thousand-year history and which the West itself reminded us of in the 90s.
    They beat and we will beat everyone that is, not sparing our belly.
  31. Tra-ta-ta
    Tra-ta-ta 28 December 2013 21: 19 New
    0
    Quote: lonely
    don’t know that the minus is an argument))) Clearly.


    ..and it seems to me that a certain “layer” has formed on a respected forum for which communication is in the background .. The main thing is to “screw up” someone and “lick” the desired vector ..! I propose to cancel the "Epaulettes"!
  32. coserg 2012
    coserg 2012 28 December 2013 21: 40 New
    0
    If we compare the Swedish territory with the Russian, and then multiply by this coefficient the sum of the expenses of Sweden for armaments, then we still need to see who has what expenses.