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The National Interest: this is why the Russian army is a paper tiger

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The transfer of a group of Russian Aerospace Forces to Syria and the ensuing start of an operation to destroy terrorist targets seriously surprised the whole world. In just a couple of weeks, the Russian armed forces created aviation grouping the necessary strength, and also ensured its interaction with other structures. As a result, from the end of September, dozens of Russian planes have been destroying objects of terrorist organizations, and specialists and the public are discussing the course of the operation, noting its high effectiveness.


For many, the beginning of the operation in Syria was a surprise. However, soon experts and amateurs of military affairs gathered their thoughts and began to analyze the actions of the Russian armed forces. In the domestic and, what is even more interesting, the foreign press are increasingly expressing theses on Russia's growing military might and overcoming the crisis of the past. In addition, some publications are trying to "reassure" their readers, hinting or explicitly saying that not all problems of the Russian army have been successfully resolved and its condition is still far from ideal.

A good example of such an approach to covering the situation is the recent (October 20) article by The National Interest entitled “Not so terrible: this is why the Russian army is a paper tiger” ). The author of this publication, Dave Majumdar, attempted to analyze the state of the Russian armed forces and tried to make the most objective, in his opinion, picture. The title of the article allows you to immediately understand the conclusions reached by the journalist.

The author reveals the essence of his publication in its very first lines. The article begins with a thesis, which can hardly be called controversial. D. Majumdar notes that the “military adventure” of Moscow in Syria demonstrates that the power of the Russian army has increased significantly in comparison with the catastrophic situation of the mid-nineties. Nevertheless, the journalist recalls that the Russian armed forces still face a lot of problems.

The National Interest: this is why the Russian army is a paper tiger


Majumdar recalls that the most effective in the Russian armed forces are strategic missile forces, combat aircraft and marines. In recent years, all these troops have been actively modernized, which has a positive effect on their condition. However, according to the American journalist, other types of armed forces and the armed forces still have to rely on poorly trained conscripts and the outdated material part, issued back in Soviet times. This means that the modernization of the Russian army is uneven.

The author recalls history past decades. In the early nineties, shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russian defense spending established a historical anti-record, dropping to its lowest possible values. The result was the destruction of the defense industry and a sharp drop in defense capability. In the future, the Russian authorities made various plans to restore lost opportunities. At the end of the nineties and the beginning of the two thousandth, official Moscow repeatedly declared its desire to reform the armed forces and industry, but almost no real steps were taken in this direction. The result of all these events D. Majumdar considers two disasters of the wars in Chechnya and the insufficient effectiveness of the Russian troops during the operation to force Georgia to peace in 2008.

One of the main causes of those problems was the lack of funding. In addition, according to the American journalist, the Russian army was faced with a shortage of conscripts with good training and the necessary motivation. According to the author, in Soviet times, every fifth division of the army did not meet the requirements of combat capability and corresponded to them only on 50-75%. In the event of a threatened situation or war, the call for reservists was envisaged, although it would take some time to fully fulfill all the requirements on the number of personnel.

The Soviet system performed well during the Cold War. However, it no longer fully meets modern requirements. As an example of this, D. Majumdar cites the events of August 2008 of the year. Then, for the actions on the territory of South Ossetia, it was necessary to assemble "special troops" from those units that could perform the assigned tasks. Thus, the total strength of the army made it possible to count on an easy victory, but in reality the operation was associated with a lot of problems.

After the “War of the Three Eights”, the Russian leadership decided to reform and modernize the armed forces. In the future, part of the army was rebuilt according to the “new model”. Nevertheless, the author notes, more than two thirds of the armed forces, primarily ground forces, still use the old draft model and exploit the material part of Soviet production. Moreover, most of the equipment involved in the Syrian operation is modernized versions of the samples created in the seventies of the last century.

The Russian army is gradually moving to a new way of manning, but it will take a long time to completely abandon the draft. According to the author of The National Interest, currently only a quarter of the Russian ground forces are fully staffed by well-trained professional soldiers. These contract servicemen, although not prepared in accordance with Western standards, belong to the rapid reaction force.

In addition, the Russian command has radically revised the process of training and education of professional military, taking into account Western methods. Some organizational measures were also taken. In particular, the bloated leadership apparatus was reduced, the command structures were simplified, and logistics were optimized. Part of the "Soviet" type of compounds was reformed into new-type brigades, which in their concept are very similar to those of the US armed forces.

Nevertheless, according to D. Majumdar, the reforms of the Russian army still have not reached their ultimate goal. In addition, their further implementation will be difficult due to some problems. First of all, these are low oil prices and sanctions from foreign countries.

The author acknowledges that the Russian armed forces successfully solve one of their main problems associated with the training of personnel. However, immediately after this, he moves on to another topic, in the context of which, according to him, Russia is only a pale shadow of the Soviet Union. This is the defense industry.

After the collapse of the USSR, an independent Russia experienced a serious crisis, one of the results of which was the collapse and degradation of the defense industry. Due to economic and political problems, the country lost time and lagged behind in a number of important areas. For example, the Russian industry seriously lags behind the western one in the field of high-precision weapons technology, additional units of aviation equipment or radar with an active phased antenna array. In addition, D. Majumdar believes that this list can be continued.

Another weak point is shipbuilding. Modern Russia is not able to build large ships, including aircraft carriers. In addition, the industry uses outdated techniques and technologies. In the future, however, Russian shipbuilding can restore all of its former capabilities and master new technologies for itself, but this will take a long time.

The author of the article Not So Scary: This Is Why Russian Military Is a Paper Tiger also notes an unusual approach to the purchase of modern military equipment, some of the features of which may be cause for doubt. For example, he doubts the reality of the construction of 2300 major tanks “Armata” by 2020. In the case of the air force, there are purchases of a relatively small number of combat aircraft. Su-30M2, Su-30SM, Su-35S and Su-34 are being built in boutique-sized quantities. Although all of these aircraft are a development of the Su-27 platform, a low degree of unification can complicate their operation and maintenance. Purchases of various modifications of the MiG-29 fighter also affect logistics. In addition, three new types of aircraft for the armed forces are being developed. However, it is not clear to the end whether the military department will be able to find financing for new programs.

Touching on the topic of updating the aerospace forces, the journalist returned to the operation in Syria. He notes that Russian troops, demonstrating high activity in the destruction of the enemy, use a small number of modern guided weapons. In addition, Su-30CM fighters have not yet appeared in the frame with modern air-to-air missiles. It is quite possible that modern weapons like the P-77 rocket were developed and put into series, but purchased in small quantities.

There are problems with the naval fleet, except for its submarine forces. The Russian fleet began operating the latest submarines of the Borey type, armed with ballistic missiles. In addition, multi-purpose boats of the Ash project are being built. These submarines really pose a danger to a potential enemy. In addition, the author notes the pace of construction of submarines. Only last year, two strategic and three multi-purpose submarines were laid. At the same time, D. Majumdar doubts that Russia will be able to carry out the construction of machinery at such a pace for a long time. In this context, one should not forget the modernization of existing submarines.

While the Russian submarine fleet represents a great danger to a potential enemy, the state of surface forces leaves much to be desired. Ships need full-fledged modernization, and besides, they don't take part in hikes too often. The American journalist cites the Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Kuznetsov, the only Russian ship of its class, as the best example of the state of the surface forces of the Russian Navy. The author notes that this ship is prone to breakdowns at the most unexpected time, including during the hikes. For this reason, there is always a tug in the same group of ships with a cruiser, which in case of a breakdown can return it to the base.

Nevertheless, D. Majumdar does not argue with the fact that Russia is still building new ships. However, the pace of modernization of the Navy is still insufficient.

At the end of his article, the author of The National Interest recognizes that Russia has made tremendous progress in overcoming the crisis that began after the collapse of the Soviet Union. However, to fully restore all the capabilities of the army and industry will have to go a long way, which will be completed only by 2030 a year or later. But in this case Russia will not become the USSR with its population and production base, which allowed it to be a juggernaut. And even if all reforms are successfully completed, in the author’s opinion, Russia will not be able to compete with the United States and its allies. Naturally, official Moscow will continue to modernize the armed forces. However, Russian military power, with the exception of strategic nuclear forces, is now only an illusion. This is a “paper tiger”.

At first glance, the article of The National Interest looks like an attempt to reassure readers and instill in them a sense of security. Indeed, recently the Russian armed forces managed to conduct several unexpected operations that surprised the whole world. First, the appearance of "polite people" in the Crimea, which no one expected and could not predict, and now the covert transfer of aircraft to Syria with subsequent reports on the successful destruction of dozens of enemy targets.

In addition, numerous concerns can be considered as concerns. news on the creation, production and supply of various weapons and military equipment, including the “premiere” of several new combat vehicles at the May 9 parade. It is unlikely that all these news will be able to leave the foreign philistine indifferent. Some part of the foreign public is expected to react to such events with serious concern.

In this case, there is a need for the appearance of reassuring statements by officials or publications in the press. Authorities need to tell the general public something pleasant and not at all frightening. In this case, the stories about the "paper tiger" are a good tool to calm the public.

Nevertheless, it is impossible not to note another feature of the article by Dave Majumdar. Speaking of the fact that the Russian armed forces have a lot of problems that have to be solved in the future, the journalist is not at all deceptive. The collapse of the Soviet Union and the economic problems of the past decades have seriously hit the country's military power, industry and social sphere. Solving these problems in parallel with the development of other areas is more than a challenge, and this is not at all surprising.

As part of the current State Armaments Program, calculated up to 2020, the defense industry and the Ministry of Defense will have to radically upgrade the material part of the armed forces. In accordance with the existing plans, the share of new weapons and equipment should reach 75%, and in some areas 90-100%. In addition, there are plans for the development of industry and a number of other supporting programs.

Naturally, the implementation of all existing plans will be associated with serious difficulties. Nevertheless, their implementation will significantly improve the country's defense, as well as finally pull the army and industry out of the pit, into which it fell two decades ago. The result of all current actions will be a well-armed and trained army with modern weapons and equipment.

As for the artistic image, made in the title of the article, it slightly spoils the impression from the analytical work of the author. It is as if he emphasizes that the author of the article tried not only to analyze the situation, but also to reassure the reader, including with the help of beautiful phrases or cliches. In addition, the title used is not entirely consistent with reality. The Paper Tiger, in spite of all the problems, continues to gain strength, as well as bombing terrorists and destroying them with the help of cruise missiles of warships.


Article Not So Scary:
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  1. kenvas
    kenvas 26 October 2015 07: 04 New
    11
    Nobody takes seriously the analysis of this ANALYTIC in the USA, and normal people are enthusiastic towards Russia after the start of the operation in Syria
    1. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 26 October 2015 07: 12 New
      15
      Quote: kenvas
      Analysis of this ANALYTICS in the USA is not taken seriously by anyone

      And is he so to be taken seriously? CIA Director? Gdava State Department? Magazine, sprinkling for a yard newspaper and an Internet resource with 18 attendance per day. Also me, expert ... I understand the fame and authority of hunting at all costs. But no one will believe in us, and in the West you will not surprise anyone - they read worse there. The only thing that the West does not know is - do our fighting bears in the ranks get under construction or not? And we also have parades under the orchestra of balalaika players or accordionists? And everyone else in the West knows about our army ...
      1. kenvas
        kenvas 26 October 2015 07: 23 New
        +1
        Yes, actually no one, and everyone here understands what he writes what the State Department whispers to him
        1. oblako
          oblako 26 October 2015 09: 06 New
          +2
          This author is seen in "analytical" articles that form a negative image of the Russian Armed Forces, it is obvious that he is a soldier of an information war with all the ensuing consequences. But this does not mean that one should not pay attention to it. Our potential enemy will fight with us having this very image and a sense of superiority in his head, he will have to be convinced manually, this is normal. And we have already gone through this.
          1. 222222
            222222 26 October 2015 10: 08 New
            +6
            oblako RU Today, 09:06 ↑
            This author is seen in "analytical" articles that form a negative image of the Russian Armed Forces, "
            ........
            Kissinger's very interesting interview 28 09 15
            ... "Instead of trying to split Russia, Kissinger believes that America's goal should be to 'integrate' Russia into the international order in such a way that Moscow's interests are taken into account. It should start by recognizing the realities of the Russian government and its interests, treating Russia as a great power, which it is, and then investigate the question of whether its needs can be matched with our needs.
            Article "" Russian-American Relations: What Would Henry Kissinger Do? ("The National Interest", USA)
            While President Obama is meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the UN, he should ask: what would Kissinger do in his place?
            Graham Allison

            http://inosmi.ru/world/20151001/230555177.html#ixzz3pegS9x00
            ..A new thesis of America .. following Bzezhinki and repeated by Kisinger .. "Russia, save America !!"
            ..a IT need Russia ???
            1. Talgat
              Talgat 26 October 2015 16: 08 New
              +3
              In general, this is not important - is the RF Armed Forces having problems? Yes there is! Of course, not everything is smooth. But what did you want after the collapse and death of the empire - the largest shard is trying to recover - and progress is obvious - and the integration of other "fragments" is obvious too - how drops of mercury merge together - as many times in the past - collapse - then there is always reunification again (Gumilyov, showed this - the "complementarity" of the peoples of Eurasia merges them together - the Orthodox and the steppe people - the Turks (with them and Altai-Uva)

              Another thing is important here - that the Russian Federation stood shoulder to shoulder with Iran and Syria and began to beat the enemies in advance, on their territory, without waiting until they came here to us in Central Asia and Kazakhstan, the Russian Caucasus and Tatarstan
              1. gladcu2
                gladcu2 26 October 2015 19: 21 New
                +1
                Talgat

                For you and for everyone. Well, to clarify.

                The growing power of the Russian Federation does not frighten Western experts, but rather reassures them. Frightens the townsfolk, but that doesn't matter. Those are intimidated until the next soothing article. And the townsfolk do not read "national interests" either. Mostly internet porn.

                I will explain my point of view.

                Equity is important in the world. Approximately equal parity of the three countries has now formed. If fluctuations arise in one direction or another, then the other two countries will balance.
                And another very important point. The burden of military spending falls equally on 3 countries. If you compare earlier with the arms race of the two countries. Then in the triumvirate, such a scale is no longer needed.
          2. varov14
            varov14 26 October 2015 21: 38 New
            0
            Therefore, dear comrade, there should always be a surprise effect, then there will be victory. In general, the "partner" should be misled, and not open cards in front of him.
        2. Varyag_1973
          Varyag_1973 26 October 2015 09: 23 New
          +5
          "Moreover, most of the equipment involved in the Syrian operation is modernized versions of samples created in the seventies of the last century."

          Well what can you say ?! This is a normal American-exclusive Djibou! That is, the fact that all of Fashington itself has samples of equipment with the exception of the Fu-22 Raptor is a deep modification of the samples created in the same 70s, does this iksperd not bother ?!
          This Dave ... how is he ?! Oh yes, Duremar! He is the same "military" analyte as a ballerina from me! I've read several of his opuses! One American exclusivity, pathos and absolute military illiteracy! So let the mattress-makers read such analytegs and calm down, then let them not be surprised when Russia shoves another surprise to them, from which they start diarrhea, slip under their nose!
        3. lelikas
          lelikas 26 October 2015 14: 06 New
          0
          Quote: kenvas
          Yes, actually no one, and everyone here understands what he writes what the State Department whispers to him

          It was not otherwise the Kremlin paid - so that the Yankees spent less money on defense. And then they only write about how their Russian weapons are intimidating.
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      3. Mera joota
        Mera joota 26 October 2015 08: 11 New
        +9
        Quote: Zoldat_A
        Also me, expert ...

        However, Dave's opuses regularly pop up on Russian resources. What can not but cause surprise ... maybe he pays money for it?
        1. gladcu2
          gladcu2 26 October 2015 19: 24 New
          +1
          Merajuta

          It doesn’t matter that the article is not very. It is important that there are links to them. And if so then for two years you can imagine a scientific degree.
      4. 222222
        222222 26 October 2015 09: 42 New
        +2
        The National Interest: This Is Why The Russian Army Is A Paper Tiger "
        What is not clear? written in American letters The National Interest: USA !!!
        1. Peterhof 73
          Peterhof 73 26 October 2015 14: 36 New
          +1
          Quote: 222222
          The National Interest: This Is Why The Russian Army Is A Paper Tiger "
          What is not clear? written in American letters The National Interest: USA !!!


          And then they are "rag wolf" are obtained. Judging by their "successes".
          1. 222222
            222222 26 October 2015 15: 30 New
            0
            Peterhof 73 (1
            And then they are "rag wolf" are obtained. Judging by their "successes". ""
            ..the teeth are rotten .and the sag is sagging ... laughing
      5. BMP-2
        BMP-2 26 October 2015 12: 30 New
        +4
        The clown Majumdar has got storytellers. Actually, this is the everyday life of the information war, when purposefully in the consciousness an illusion is created that there is some sense in outright nonsense ...
      6. Alekseev
        Alekseev 26 October 2015 15: 38 New
        +1
        Quote: Zoldat_A
        to take it seriously? CIA Director? Gdava State Department? Magazine sprinkling for a yard newspaper

        Well, I wrote a banality ...
        Say, the Strategic Missile Forces - the most formidable and combat-ready army.
        And then no one knew! And problems with re-equipment, staffing and other things are not at all a secret.
        But Western armies also have such problems, the standards of which the scribe appreciates so much.
        Roughly speaking bullshit in order to please the heart of Russophobia, and not the analyst.
      7. NEXUS
        NEXUS 26 October 2015 18: 21 New
        +1
        Quote: Zoldat_A
        CIA Director? Gdava State Department?

        The CIA, the State Department and others like them also draw information from the sources of iconic-facebook, twitter, media, different. So, they do not differ in special competence.
      8. nazar_0753
        nazar_0753 26 October 2015 18: 28 New
        +2
        If the author of the article is Dave Majumdar, then this article can be read only as an example of anecdotally low-quality analytics. Just by reading the title, you can already retell its content in sufficient detail without even reading the article itself
        1. Marconi41
          Marconi41 27 October 2015 04: 34 New
          +2
          Quote: nazar_0753
          Just by reading the title, you can already retell its content in sufficient detail without even reading the article itself

          Of course I'll pick up the cons, but still ...
          This analytics is not so far from the truth. If we discard all the blah blah that the magazine had to register in its media, then, in principle, everything is correct.
          Well, we will not build by this time such a number of Armats, unfortunately. Yes, our aircraft also can not compete with the American, too. The preparedness of our troops is also not uniform. Rapid response troops are one thing, but the rest of the units use, indeed, junk. Starting from technology and ending with the communication and equipment of soldiers.
          I also agree with the author of the article that if oil prices do not rise, the construction of ships, aircraft and other equipment will naturally stop. We simply do not have enough money for all this.
          Well, at the expense of "Paper Tiger", of course, the Americans got very excited. I do not think that they will want to test this thesis in practice.
      9. Rock616
        Rock616 27 October 2015 12: 45 New
        0
        They believe it or not, it’s not known, but in Russia in the 90s, many believed that they write the truth in Speed ​​Info (my grandmother believed) fool
    2. 78bor1973
      78bor1973 26 October 2015 08: 57 New
      +5
      Surprising is the choice of the most fully equipped and prepared types - Strategic Missile Forces, Airborne Forces and Marine Corps, such as the Airborne Forces do not count (Shamanov did not work out)! About the catastrophe in Chechnya and South Ossetia, complete nonsense with some shortcomings, the troops completed the task.
      1. Alexey RA
        Alexey RA 26 October 2015 10: 47 New
        +5
        Quote: 78bor1973
        Surprising is the choice of the most fully equipped and prepared types - Strategic Missile Forces, Airborne Forces and Marine Corps, such as the Airborne Forces do not count (Shamanov did not work out)!

        The funny thing is that the Marines received the least new equipment. First of all, they trained and re-equipped the army men of the "South" and "West".
        1. Marconi41
          Marconi41 27 October 2015 04: 37 New
          0
          Quote: Alexey RA
          The whole joke is that it was the marines who received the newest equipment the least.

          You are right, the Americans confused the MP with the Airborne Forces. Their stereotypes worked, because in the USA it is MP that is the best that they have
      2. Azitral
        Azitral 26 October 2015 12: 14 New
        +3
        It's this way: to generalize. The first Chechen one is catastrophic, and so is the second, to the heap. And about the low efficiency in South Ossetia. Marches to music are only featured in CNN coverage of US operations. I remember very well the restrained panic of the Germans in connection with the lightning-fast reaction of HRV. There were certainly drawbacks, especially in the conduct of an air offensive, but this is inevitable with improvisation. And: who, besides the USSR and the Russian Federation, won the "counter-partisan" wars? I don't remember something. The ones that ended lasted for decades.
        1. Peterhof 73
          Peterhof 73 26 October 2015 14: 43 New
          +2
          Azitral
          The first Chechen is catastrophic, so the second to it, to the heap.
          And what is the "catastrophic" nature of the first Chechen one. Yes, the disastrous first days of the storming of Grozny. Further, the systematic spinning and destruction of the militants. The ass-headness of the then leadership of the country and the army is catastrophic. The betrayal of the authorities is disastrous. Khasavyurt is disastrous. And the army did its job, but in spite of everything that was happening in the country thanks to the "Muduars" as well. Despite the fact that the orders "Step forward, two steps back" do not contribute to victories.
          1. Hort
            Hort 26 October 2015 15: 44 New
            +5
            the catastrophe is that they threw 17-18 year old boys into the hardest battles, the incompetent leadership and, yes, the Khasavyurt agreements. This is a disaster that did not work out at the time and received terrorist attacks and prerequisites for the Second Campaign.
            1. Peterhof 73
              Peterhof 73 27 October 2015 20: 45 New
              +2
              Quote: hort
              the catastrophe is that they threw 17-18 year old boys into the hardest battles, the incompetent leadership and, yes, the Khasavyurt agreements. This is a disaster that did not work out at the time and received terrorist attacks and prerequisites for the Second Campaign.

              You can't argue with that. But within the meaning of the article, "catastrophic" was used in a different sense, humiliating for our army. It was understood as "losing", "inglorious". I suppose I disagree with such a vision, especially with MUJUMDAR. Let him, like a Hindu, tell us about his great victories, defeats, catastrophes and do not forget to give his war elephant a drink.
              After all, we are discussing the meaning of the stated material of the article and not our personal vision of certain events. You + per post.
    3. varov14
      varov14 26 October 2015 21: 32 New
      +1
      Yes, let us sleep peacefully, but it’s better, do not hurry up and do your thing, without unnecessary advertising, and the future will show.
    4. Andrey Petrov47
      Andrey Petrov47 27 October 2015 00: 21 New
      0
      Next in line is the main weapon that the Americans are so afraid of - the Sickle.
      1. Hort
        Hort 28 October 2015 09: 56 New
        +1
        I hope someday to hear the news, such as "the orbital gun" Serp "successfully hit targets at the Kura training ground smile laughing
  2. Tatar 174
    Tatar 174 26 October 2015 07: 09 New
    21
    Let some naive people continue to consider our Army a paper tiger, until it hurts us.
    Due to objective circumstances, it so happened that our Armed Forces have not yet gained the strength that they have to gain, but this will happen without fail. The compulsory conscription also cannot be canceled, our guys should all go through this school, it will help them in many ways in life, a man should always remain a man and never be afraid of difficulties and this will teach the service in the Armed Forces. Military-patriotic education must be developed and strengthened. It is necessary, without postponing, to create a children's all-Russian organization of the Soviet pioneer type, it will only be a plus. Well, if we suddenly have to engage in a real battle, then many of us are "always ready" despite our age and no other life sores.
    1. science fiction writer
      science fiction writer 26 October 2015 07: 40 New
      +8
      How many do not read similar Western and the same Russian eksperdov I see only
      one thing is that Russian soldiers;
      not prepared in accordance with western standards

      And history says as soon as this very western standard comes to us, it immediately rakes out at the very least, do not smile, and with the use of the Russian standard.
      And he sits calmly while the z.o.p.
      WELL WHO ARE AFTER THIS EGGS and only.
      1. vadson
        vadson 26 October 2015 09: 28 New
        +1
        Western standards are bombing from a safe distance - which is what ours in Syria is now doing. Master without any problems. But will Western armies master the traditions of the Soviet school - those that people in the Donbass show every day - a big question
    2. Sirocco
      Sirocco 26 October 2015 07: 49 New
      +7
      Quote: Tatar 174
      Let some naive people continue to consider our Army a paper tiger, until it hurts us.

      You know, I recently heard somewhere about something paper, oh yes, this is the May 9 parade on Red Square, then the Armat tank was also called a paper tank, as a result, a mistake came out.
      By God they are like small children, they are engaged in insult, humiliation in the hope that they will receive the same reaction of a fallen man as they are.
      Gentlemen, Russia is an adult state, and we grew up from kindergarten age. So that,
      call at least a pot, do not put it in the oven)))))))
    3. demo
      demo 26 October 2015 07: 49 New
      +7
      I fully share your point of view, as it is in tune with my thoughts.
      Refusal of appeal is the path to the degradation of the moral foundation of our state.
      Moreover, a person who has served as a conscript in one year can understand whether it is his business or not.
      And so, from school and at school.
      He has been taught for four years. The government spends money on him, counts, and he submits a report and resigns.
      Well, what is it called?
    4. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 26 October 2015 08: 00 New
      +9
      Quote: Tatar 174
      Let some naive people continue to consider our Army a paper tiger, until it hurts us.

      War is a way of deception. Therefore, if you can do anything, show the enemy that you cannot; if you use anything, show him that you do not use it; even if you were close, show that you are far away; even if you were far away, show that you are close; lure him with profit; get him upset and take him; if everything is complete with him, be ready; if he is strong, evade him; causing anger in him, bring him into a state of frustration; assuming a humble appearance, call forth self-conceit in him; if his strength is fresh, tire him; if he is friendly, disconnect; attack him when he is not ready; speak when he is not expecting.
      Sun Tzu. "Art of War". 5th century BC.
    5. Azitral
      Azitral 26 October 2015 12: 24 New
      +1
      An interesting look: Blitzkrieg technologies were opposed in 1941-1945. technology of "permanent mobilization". Unsophisticated and ugly, little striking the imagination, they did not even pay attention to her in the West. she did tell. The ability to improvise at least some troops from any human material - and plug the same hole, which otherwise would not have been plugged. This, of course, is only for the most extreme case, but opponents should also know: it may be like that. That is why the elements of the appeal, as applied to Russia, must be retained.
  3. SokolfromRussia
    SokolfromRussia 26 October 2015 07: 14 New
    +2
    A great joke in this overcast morning lol
  4. 31rus
    31rus 26 October 2015 07: 21 New
    +3
    I don’t understand, apart from the headline, a normal analysis for a Western journalist, and the fact that we are only developing is a plus, not a minus, any army can be raised to cosmic heights and immediately spread mud, but the ability to quickly respond to new threats, this is the biggest plus, and this is now being demonstrated by our army and our country's leadership, led by GDP
    1. Same lech
      Same lech 26 October 2015 07: 34 New
      0
      Posted by Dave Majumdar


      I read articles of this scribbler .... he is not a journalist ... he is an employee of the propaganda department of the US State Department.

      No analysis of the facts .... continuous propaganda far-fetched ... in general, the representative of the yellow press.
  5. Vladimir.
    Vladimir. 26 October 2015 07: 27 New
    +1
    Well, you people, as someone wrote "Russia is good", so at once everything, he is "right"! Someone wrote "Russia is bad", everything: "Who is he? Why listen to him?"
    "Great joke on this cloudy morning lol"
    If it were a joke, but this is our reality. Although you don’t even need to explain anything, nothing will come to you, but writing a bunch of lines and reading nonsense doesn’t really interest me.
    1. Your friend
      Your friend 26 October 2015 11: 15 New
      0
      Quote: Vladimir.
      Well, you people, as someone wrote "Russia is good", so at once everything, he is "right"! Someone wrote "Russia is bad", everything: "Who is he? Why listen to him?"
      "Great joke on this cloudy morning lol"
      If it were a joke, but this is our reality. Although you don’t even need to explain anything, nothing will come to you, but writing a bunch of lines and reading nonsense doesn’t really interest me.

      Honestly, I also did not understand the claims to the article. You need to know what the enemies think. In addition, not everything is so smooth in our army, and much of the above is true. The same example of war 080808, gently speaking there was a hodgepodge, and not an army.
  6. AlNikolaich
    AlNikolaich 26 October 2015 07: 37 New
    +2
    Kirill! Maybe you should not publish articles by Enta Majumarda on our website? This xksperd level
    known, the same knowledge! Maybe something useful is worth writing?
    And then, we just waste time in vain ...
    1. gladcu2
      gladcu2 26 October 2015 19: 31 New
      0
      alnikolaich

      Why not publish. This is a necessary thing. But to add a couple of examples of comments of readers of "national interests" to add. Those that most accurately characterize the attention to this topic.

      In principle, this is necessary to convey an understanding of the situation to readers of VO.

      And then still everyone lives according to Zadornov.
  7. inkass_98
    inkass_98 26 October 2015 07: 37 New
    +3
    There have been a lot of this Mr. Majumdar lately. Judging by the surname, his ancestors are from the lands rich in one magical plant, which is widely used there to expand consciousness. Here he did not write anything new or surprising, but he took out previous articles about the capabilities of our Air Force / Aerospace Forces from the category of "taken out of the nose", researched and put it on paper.
    1. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 26 October 2015 08: 07 New
      +7
      Quote: inkass_98
      Judging by the surname, his ancestors are from the lands rich in one magical plant, which is widely used there to expand consciousness.

      Yeah. What-what-and the plants of this in his homeland heaped. On the face - obviously not a Scandinavian. laughing The most interesting thing is that you do not need to be an expert in order to discuss the army of his historical homeland. Open YouTube - you will smirk. And for the new homeland he writes what they say. Citizenship, probably fulfills. Why be surprised?
  8. Oleg56.ru
    Oleg56.ru 26 October 2015 07: 54 New
    +6
    By the way, this journalist is 90 percent right.
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 26 October 2015 10: 24 New
      +4
      Of course, I’m right that the army has problems with targeting and detection systems, night vision binoculars, thermal imaging sights, guided by artillery ammunition and all types of equipment and gear.
    2. Tektor
      Tektor 26 October 2015 13: 24 New
      0
      By the way, this journalist is 90 percent right.
      Well, if we consider the intellectual potential of the General Staff for the remaining 10%, then it could be. Although one should not forget the well-known saying that Russia is never as weak as it seems ... There may be surprises wink
      It is necessary to know and take into account the real combat potential of the "combat vehicle-operator" complex in order to reliably assert the capabilities of the "paper tiger". And compare them with your opponents. We have made a reserve for new models of military equipment, which makes the future development of the armed forces and an increase in their might optimistic. And this is no longer a little ... It takes time "to run in" and to produce a sufficient number of samples adopted for service.
  9. lwxx
    lwxx 26 October 2015 07: 57 New
    +2
    Isn’t there a lot of attention paid to this journal-expErt? Too often began to reprint his opuses, aren't there more interesting authors?
  10. Wolka
    Wolka 26 October 2015 07: 59 New
    +1
    thanks to the author, and as soon as they did not call the Russian army, and "an ear with feet of clay", now a "paper tiger", but let it be so, I will answer this way: "we see a speck in someone else's eye, but we do not notice a log in our own" the mistakes made in reforming the army and navy of Russia exposed all the viciousness of the Yankees' army and their allies, but Russia quickly learns and corrects mistakes, unlike the Yankees, at present the United States has not only significant omissions in the general tactical planning of military operations, tk. more and more rely on the enemy's lack of aviation, a naval component, the lack of modern and more advanced artillery systems, as well as navigation and communication systems, but there is still just a personnel pit, old specialists with real combat experience leave the army, which is generally natural , but young soldiers, though ambitious, but "for some reason" in their total mass are significantly inferior in professional training even to our conscripts ...
    1. Your friend
      Your friend 26 October 2015 11: 17 New
      0
      Quote: Volka
      thanks to the author, and as soon as they did not call the Russian army, and "an ear with feet of clay", now a "paper tiger", but let it be so, I will answer this way: "we see a speck in someone else's eye, but we do not notice a log in our own" the mistakes made in reforming the army and navy of Russia exposed all the viciousness of the Yankees' army and their allies, but Russia quickly learns and corrects mistakes, unlike the Yankees, at present the United States has not only significant omissions in the general tactical planning of military operations, tk. more and more rely on the enemy's lack of aviation, a naval component, the lack of modern and more advanced artillery systems, as well as navigation and communication systems, but there is still just a personnel pit, old specialists with real combat experience leave the army, which is generally natural , but young soldiers, though ambitious, but "for some reason" in their total mass are significantly inferior in professional training even to our conscripts ...

      With all this, you will argue that the American is the most efficient in the world and the most technically armed. From the fact that we are satisfied with the point of view presented in the article, the surface fleet of the Russian Federation will not be equal to the American one.
  11. Professor
    Professor 26 October 2015 08: 00 New
    11
    The National Interest Edition is worthy of interest. Yellowness.
    1. Major_Vortex
      Major_Vortex 26 October 2015 09: 37 New
      +2
      Quote: Professor
      The National Interest Edition is worthy of interest. Yellowness.

      Not only in the yellow press, they are watering Russia with slop. This process in the West never stopped, as I recall. Russian journalists and TV presenters write and talk about the friendship of the West with Russia, about Western values, and in the West the propaganda machine through its controlled media and funds does not stop its work even for a minute. The goal is to morally prepare the population for war or other illegal actions against Russia. As Western analysts say on the sidelines, We (the West) destroyed the USSR with our own mind, without firing a shot, it remains to finish Russia off.
      To someone, but to a Jew, these little things should be perfectly understood from experience from their own history. Jews have never been honored in Europe for people, and now Jews are of interest to the West only as an instrument of struggle against Muslims. The EU openly talks about it and doesn’t hide anything much.
      Jews are fighting, and the West is strengthening.
      1. gladcu2
        gladcu2 26 October 2015 19: 39 New
        0
        Major Whirlwind

        Well, about watering, it's not so dramatic.

        For example, in the United States in the 40-50s there were moments that were even very positive about the USSR. With Hollywood films describing life in the USSR.
        1. rubidiy
          rubidiy 27 October 2015 00: 20 New
          +1
          og. When the command was given from above to make such films. When the USSR was an ally, and part of the American elite was not without interest watching the social experiment of the Bolsheviks, wanting to adopt the best. In the 40s, perhaps, but not in the 50s. Elite youth was already raised there, whom they hated from the diapers to hatred of the Soviet Union.
    2. afdjhbn67
      afdjhbn67 26 October 2015 14: 12 New
      +4
      Quote: Professor
      Yellowness.

      I agree, it is surprising that every week either an article or a link to it is on VO .. although the level of analytics cannot be attributed even to a poor translation ..
  12. zoknyay82
    zoknyay82 26 October 2015 08: 08 New
    +1
    This author mentioned -> author -> author as the most combat-ready troops and Strategic Missile Forces and Aviation and Marine Corps, but in the course of analyzing the affairs of the Navy and Airborne, the author -> author -> the author considers these types of troops to be the most peaceful and harmless? :-)
  13. Clutch
    Clutch 26 October 2015 08: 22 New
    +1
    scribbler clearly not in the know. let their cheeks be pouted, if they like, but professionals are clearly of a different opinion
  14. Stalnov I.P.
    Stalnov I.P. 26 October 2015 08: 25 New
    +3
    Here is another confirmation that in the military sphere we are on the right path and the screech of all representatives of rotten, rotten Western democracy in the person of American MU-MU of Indian origin only confirms this clown has not yet appreciated our airborne forces, ground forces, and even infantry and nothing to say, based on the doctrine of this clown, we are armed with forks, a dumb, mediocre scribbler is a terrible weapon in the hands of a Russian soldier which is not found in any army in the world, just as they say in the VILA PEOPLE, you have an American slime.
    1. cniza
      cniza 26 October 2015 08: 33 New
      +4
      And what can he evaluate by receiving information from social networks.
  15. edeligor
    edeligor 26 October 2015 08: 44 New
    +1
    Bullshit! How enraged by these arrogant arrogant Saxons !!! This American citizen with an Indian surname in general from what did such conclusions draw ?! I didn’t see R-77 and CONCLUSION - they don’t buy ... ???? TO THE DOCTOR!
  16. heruv1me
    heruv1me 26 October 2015 08: 54 New
    0
    And what do we have with AFAR at the moment, what are the successes?
  17. Yun Klob
    Yun Klob 26 October 2015 09: 00 New
    +1
    Unfortunately, this analyst did not name the army in which there are no problems. I would like to hear, of course.
  18. qwert
    qwert 26 October 2015 09: 05 New
    +3
    Of course, I understand that they are going to be blamed. However, we are not actually building large ships now, but should. We build planes in volumes that would be appropriate for the Poles or Pakistanis, but not for Russia. P-77, we sell abroad, but for ourselves we do not produce them. I agree with the author that now the situation is better than in the 90, but this is not enough for Russia! Naturally, if we do not consider for us a worthy place among Gabon, Angola and Albania.
    What about hats? well, the Chinese can throw their hats, we don’t have enough hats, we need more new combat vehicles
    1. Bashibuzuk
      Bashibuzuk 26 October 2015 10: 12 New
      +1
      For what?
      Why - ".. we don't have enough hats, need more new combat vehicles"
      .
      It is necessary to proceed first of all from the military doctrine of the Russian Ministry of Defense.
      And not from the theoretical constructions of Tukhachevsky - he wanted a hundred thousand tanks, like Renault.
      And we, therefore, need a stopitsot of TU-160 divisions, so what?
      And what will we do with them?
      In Syria, a mixed air regiment is quite up to the task.
      And China, so far, has not been convicted of military incitement to us. India too. So which land army should we fight with?
      This comrade did not say a word about the Navy. The Marines are afraid. Well, maybe right.
      ....
      That is all nonsense.
  19. Steppe
    Steppe 26 October 2015 09: 14 New
    +1
    laughing Yeah, the Russian army consists entirely of "shortcomings", and the American one is "of advantages." Only the "bad" Russian army wins the war, in contrast to the "excellent" American army.
  20. AdekvatNICK
    AdekvatNICK 26 October 2015 09: 20 New
    +6
    1990-everything is still weak .... 2008-still weak .... 2015-still weak army of Russia ..

    Well, why are you so pissing everything.
    1. Rader
      Rader 26 October 2015 20: 51 New
      0
      Nothing changes...
      Goebels: 41g, summer - The Russian army is defeated!
      41g, autumn - Moscow is almost taken!
      42g, end of August - we almost took the city named after Stalin!
      43g July-August - subhumans received a strange defeat at Kursk!
      44g - WE ARE NOT LONGING UP !!!! WE LEVEL THE FRONT !!!
      45g end of April- We lured the enemy to Berlin and imposed a city battle! Victory will be ours! The Russians are almost ready to give up !!!
      Because of incomplete or incorrect information, wars often start. If the Americans (ordinary people, not the "elite") knew how the war in Vietnam would actually take place, no one would have allowed it to start. Here and here, if the Americans understand what a military confrontation with Russia threatens them, then it will be harder for our world to arrange a furry animal too for "hot exclusive heads" ...
  21. lexx2038
    lexx2038 26 October 2015 09: 35 New
    +3
    Well, at least we don’t carry out exercises with painted cuttings. They always said that, and then signed the surrender.
  22. Trigger-Happy
    Trigger-Happy 26 October 2015 09: 39 New
    +1
    Yes, the main problem is that until the BB intervenes, he won’t give a hat, parasites sit on the ground and do nothing, and sometimes they do the opposite !!!!
    1. Sorokin
      Sorokin 26 October 2015 15: 54 New
      0
      And where did you lose Minister Shoigu? Did he do nothing?
      1. Trigger-Happy
        Trigger-Happy 27 October 2015 17: 40 New
        0
        Well, why nothing - he created an excellent structure of parasites (the Ministry for Emergencies is called), they have a beautiful uniform, at the institute there is a competition for their faculty of 28 people, everyone wants to be an Emergencies Ministry, there is nobody to put out the fires. And the money from the budget of their superiors is simply insolent ..... um and is not even shy! Here, of course, it’s not a matter of him personally, in the country, it seems to us like that .....
  23. red_october
    red_october 26 October 2015 09: 39 New
    +9
    The former chief of the Main Staff of the Strategic Missile Forces, Colonel General Viktor Ivanovich Esin, after leaving his senior position, continued to work in the apparatus of the Security Council and once came to the Americans as part of the delegation.

    And so he rode through San Francisco with the Americans on the bus. Everyone is talking, laughing. And then they pass by the lighthouse. Yesin looked at him and said: "I know this lighthouse."

    Americans to him: "How can you know him if this is your first time in San Francisco?"

    And he replies: “You forgot that I was engaged in nuclear planning. And the lighthouse - it was the aiming point. I will tell you more: next to this lighthouse is the collapse of the earth's crust. So, if a megaton block gets here, then a landslide will happen. And half of California will be in the ocean. ”

    After all, they silently drove to their destination.
    1. dali
      dali 26 October 2015 09: 55 New
      +1
      Now, if you read an objective analysis of the former chief of the Main Staff of the Strategic Missile Forces, Colonel General Viktor Ivanovich Esin, it would probably be interesting ...

      And this majmadur is already tired of reading ... maybe it’s enough to publish it already, how much can you read this nonsense ...

      That in the West there are no analysts who can write objectively (I do not believe). Well, they’re not allowed to be published in the West, which means we need to invite them to our media ...

      shl
      And the fact that there are problems is understandable, and it is clear that they do not need to be hushed up ...
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  24. rennim
    rennim 26 October 2015 09: 51 New
    +1
    I think that this is a very timely article for those who rest on their laurels.
    If people of this level inform the world community about the problems of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, this is not bad at all. It would be bad if they were excitedly talking about the high level of the RF Armed Forces.
  25. shchukin
    shchukin 26 October 2015 10: 03 New
    +2
    According to the author of The National Interest, at present, only a quarter of Russian ground forces are fully equipped with well-trained professional military personnel. These contract servicemen, although not trained to Western standards, are quick reaction forces.

    What does the Russian army and Western standards have to do with it?
  26. alexej123
    alexej123 26 October 2015 10: 15 New
    +7
    Regarding the "weak" army in Chechnya. I'm for the first campaign. From the second everything is clear, the Supreme gave his word that there would be no "back" and everything went well. I'm for the first campaign. Unmotivated, poorly supplied, TRADED AT THE TOP of the country's leadership, an army of 18-20 year old boys bit into Grozny and other towns with its teeth. and stood DEATH. They died in thousands, they were scared until I could, but stood to DEATH. The question is, in this position will be the amersian army. Can she do it or not? After answering this question, it is worth giving an assessment of the "paperness".
  27. yan 2015
    yan 2015 26 October 2015 10: 30 New
    +1
    Dave Majumdar military specialist speak ..not heard.
    1. red_october
      red_october 26 October 2015 11: 14 New
      +1
      What are you, colleague?
      This same luminary that tirelessly compares either the F-35 with the Su-30, then the Su-35 and F-22, at the end of each review, lamentedly concludes: yes, the Russian weapons are good, but alas, where it comes to the west .. .
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  28. Burmistr
    Burmistr 26 October 2015 10: 35 New
    +2
    tryndet - do not toss bags
    trynddeli and parted
  29. bankirchik34
    bankirchik34 26 October 2015 10: 36 New
    +3
    this is our scout) reassures consumers of hamburgers and cola, they say everything is fine, the Russians are weak. When they come to their senses, it will be too late))
  30. yury1974
    yury1974 26 October 2015 10: 45 New
    +1
    Serving in our army was never easy ..... I had to grow up in our ARMED FORCES .... I started in the 90s and I know how hard it was firsthand ... But believe me. always near me. and in our entire army there were and are people who are ready to do everything. so that it is more powerful and stronger ... The main content is a person. Iron in the hands of a specialist is a very powerful argument, despite all the pounce and roar from the side ... To defeat our army in a contact battle - for this you need to understand how much people on the other side are ready for this ....
  31. Buffalo
    Buffalo 26 October 2015 11: 03 New
    +1
    Majumdar is a containment practicing a piece.
    The dog barks, and the caravan moves on.
  32. EvilLion
    EvilLion 26 October 2015 11: 39 New
    0
    Hitler, too, before the fall of 41 thought to win ...
  33. Sheikh
    Sheikh 26 October 2015 11: 53 New
    +1
    Yes, a good, balanced assessment of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, well, plus a spectacular killing article title; probably we really won’t be able to destroy and seize the United States, cover everything with nuclear ashes, very good. sadly.
  34. Severok
    Severok 26 October 2015 11: 55 New
    +1
    You can relate to what and how is stated in the article in any way, you can relate to its author in different ways. You can not do only one thing, do not take into account the foregoing.
  35. pts-m
    pts-m 26 October 2015 12: 04 New
    0
    who heard of this majmukhtar? I do not. And about the Russian Armed Forces EVERYTHING knows. So what the hell to carry all nonsense.
  36. egor670
    egor670 26 October 2015 12: 22 New
    0
    the author is right in many respects, by the way, the Russian aviation in Syria ran out of ammunition, but soon Turkish barges will bring them up
  37. Riv
    Riv 26 October 2015 12: 33 New
    0
    An interesting pseudonym for the analyst: Majumdar ... "Mad" - crazy in their language.
  38. Toorik
    Toorik 26 October 2015 13: 13 New
    0
    I will soon be allergic to this Majumar ... you can judge about his "objectivity" after reading only 2-3 articles ...
  39. gloomy fox
    gloomy fox 26 October 2015 13: 15 New
    0
    yeah, the analyst, scribbler of the yellow press, and without it I don’t know what problems the Army has, the rearmament program. And that they have a lot of new equipment? planes for example, and the much-praised F 22 how much dough has poured into it. Anyway, the update is and will .the main desire and finances. But the Strategic Missile Forces guarantee that it is as simple as other countries They can’t bomb.
  40. kartalovkolya
    kartalovkolya 26 October 2015 13: 27 New
    0
    It is not strange that this "greyhound writer" writes, but strange that all of us, like little children, began to discuss his "cooking" in all seriousness! I will not dispute anything from this "opus", but I will simply give a couple of facts that I myself witnessed and wrote about it once! In 2014, at the height of the Ukrainian crisis, I happened to see the work of our military from the ground and by no means elite units when moving from the unloading points to the border. What impressed me most was the highest organization of loading and unloading operations at the station and the movement of the convoy to the border: all took place in almost complete silence, except for the roar of the engines, but the mat and yell, familiar to my ear (as a former officer), was not at all, and the unloading was controlled by junior officers and sergeants! And most importantly, there was not a single unit of equipment that was lagging behind or out of order! I was struck by the discipline and discipline of the personnel (which we who served during the Soviet era talked so much and what we achieved with incredible work)! As for the Soviet-made technology, it will now "plug" most of the "latest US developments" into the belt! At least he inquired on whose engines NASA launches spacecraft? You got yourself fucked up, and now they are trying to calm each other down!
  41. Dimon19661
    Dimon19661 26 October 2015 13: 27 New
    0
    Remember, in 1945, the super-technological Europe at that time lay at our feet.
  42. Are
    Are 26 October 2015 14: 05 New
    0
    Quote: Zoldat_A
    Quote: Tatar 174
    Let some naive people continue to consider our Army a paper tiger, until it hurts us.

    War is a way of deception. Therefore, if you can do anything, show the enemy that you cannot; if you use anything, show him that you do not use it; even if you were close, show that you are far away; even if you were far away, show that you are close; lure him with profit; get him upset and take him; if everything is complete with him, be ready; if he is strong, evade him; causing anger in him, bring him into a state of frustration; assuming a humble appearance, call forth self-conceit in him; if his strength is fresh, tire him; if he is friendly, disconnect; attack him when he is not ready; speak when he is not expecting.
    Sun Tzu. "Art of War". 5th century BC.

    We conclude that Dave Majumdar is "our" person, or rather, abandoned to them lol
  43. rusik090
    rusik090 26 October 2015 14: 19 New
    0
    Let's not forget that the enthusiasm for the beginning of military operations arose everywhere, whether it was the successes of the Russian army at the initial stage of the First World War or the German in the Second World War, where there is no success, propaganda works (created by the way by the British against the backdrop of defeats from German zeppelins and underwater boats in World War I), all these emotions are nothing more than emotions, a military campaign is evaluated at its full completion, because it is impossible to predict how it will end and what consequences it will bring, in my opinion, the most reasonable way to wait for the end of the scourge of war for the Syrian people and to wish them speedy prosperity and restoration of their way of life.

    PS when you rejoice in someone else's death, even of the most terrible individual of the human race, you yourself lose a piece of humanity in yourself.
  44. extremall
    extremall 26 October 2015 14: 36 New
    0
    Another American "expert" after spending a weekend watching Hollywood fairy tales and Soviet films about the Great Patriotic War (and in a Hollywood translation), having eaten popcorn and drunk beer, came to the conclusion that the Russian army was backward and futile in comparison with the space Jedi of the greatest army in the universe - the us army))) well, he is right of course)) if only Dwayne Johnson tears apart the enemy troops with his bare hands ... And if all the Expendables stand together with him ...))))
  45. Prisoner
    Prisoner 26 October 2015 15: 26 New
    0
    Let him write. No harm, great benefit. It will not let our people rest on their laurels, it will calm others.
  46. Balagan
    Balagan 26 October 2015 15: 53 New
    0
    There are a lot of problems in the Russian army. Can the venerable Majumar show at least one modern army on this planet in which there is no problem?
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  48. Hammer
    Hammer 26 October 2015 16: 36 New
    +4

    Of course, it cannot be denied that the Russians did a great job of optimizing costs and
    technologies for the construction of underwater cities according to the "DNO" project, and created by Russian engineers
    high-carbon glass with more than a thousand different layers inspires real thrill, however
    during the construction of the seventeenth dome, one of the fiber optic cables was accidentally damaged.
    Residents of the California Confederation for a week left without the Internet. Similar incident in
    fully shows all the unprofessionalism of Russian workers. The author also reports that with
    multi-foundation bookmarks for a new town already within the Mariana Trench were stolen by
    at least 15 million gold rubles, almost 120 million North American dollars! Author
    believes that the list goes on.
    The author of the article also notes an unusual approach to the procurement of modern parts and mechanisms for
    state-owned drilling companies in China. After all, it is known that European concerns
    make these same details much better, and it’s not clear what made senior management to
    to this step. The thing is, the author argues, that European countries simply cannot independently
    deliver them to Russian lunar bases, and China has been doing this for a long time and successfully. Plus China is
    the largest importer of Russian helium-3, produced in two lunar "twin craters".
    Based on this position, the decision is justified, because maintaining friendly relations between the two
    by super-cosmic powers the most important of the priorities of the new Russian cabinet.
    Further, the author recalls a major corruption scandal in which the Russian side accused
    one of the eurozone countries in the loss of superpulse laser machines, which Izhprest borrowed from
    leasing. Such groundless accusations point to the "non-partner" attitude of the Russian
    business to their foreign colleagues. And we recall that Ross. laser equipment was found
    a few months later in the hands of ISAD militants. Using removed laser converters with
    allegedly machine tools "Izhprest" militants got the opportunity to shoot down the ekranolets of the Eurasian
    coalitions.
    The Russian military is also not sweet, according to the author, the imperial material base to
    still uses huge reserves of obsolete federal equipment inherited by RI after South
    war. Even 3 famous platforms "three heads of a serpent" gorinecha "" are still in service. During
    World War III, they have already begun to become obsolete, and now even more so they have no place in the army which
    calls himself modern. Even installing a plasma howitzer instead of 2A102 does not paint
    the situation.
  49. Hammer
    Hammer 26 October 2015 16: 38 New
    +3

    The military space fleet also has problems, with the exception of its stationary forces.
    The Russian fleet has launched the operation of the newest anti-missile rings of a new type "Kalaid",
    armed with palladium spectro-rockets. Although they are the only thing that protects the Earth
    from meteor shower that started after an unsuccessful US nuclear test
    spiceshatles, due to which Mars split into many parts D. Majumdar Jr.
    doubts that Russia will be able to build technology at such a pace over
    a long time.
    Even in light industry, the level of RI has fallen markedly compared to its predecessor.
    Russian autos (mobile gyro tongue) still use plutonium cartridges with
    cold fusion, while everyone has already switched to ICE with hydrogen cells. Author
    thinks this is also related to relations with China. Indeed, RI is a major importer of components
    for cartridges. It can be seen that RI is trying hard not to piss off Celestial, after another
    territorial dispute in the Far East, which the Russians miraculously resolved by giving part
    territories for half a century rent. The fact that the Russians do not want to share more than one inch of land out of 26,4
    million sq km with civilized humanity, which needs these lands, once again
    proves the conservatism of Russian foreign policy.
    All these problems, the author concludes, are a consequence of the socialist economy, which, although it saved
    the former Russian Federation from the global 30-year financial crisis, now does not give
    fully realized by effective owners. The collapse of the American stock exchange and depreciation
    the stock market of American companies was the result of long-predicted consequences
    a colossal public debt of 600 trillion. dollars, even though it led to the First fiscal 30-
    the summer crisis, do not forget that the Americans even sacrificing their country, albeit
    inadvertently but restarted the entire world economy, the international system sighed freely. Behind
    it seems to the author that they need to erect a monument. Who will erect the monument, we ask, 3
    the billion people who died of hunger in the 30-year period of "restarting the world economy"?

    Tired of composing laughing In general, you understand, propaganda with sophistry always go hand in hand
    a hand. Read the articles carefully, all the best hi
  50. lopvlad
    lopvlad 26 October 2015 17: 25 New
    +1
    most of the equipment involved in the Syrian operation is a modernized version of the samples created back in the seventies of the last century.

    as if in the US army all the equipment is new. Until now, aircraft carriers of the "nimitz" type developed in the 70s are in service. The same Abrams is a development of the late 70s and in the early 80s was adopted.

    Of course, one can be proud of electronic toys such as combat drones-drones. It is only when the enemy has air defense capable of reliably felling these drones worth millions of dollars with relatively cheap missiles that this advantage is really leveled.

    As for the power of the USSR, the fact that in the means of REB and in cruise missiles similar to "tomahawks" really lagged behind the Americans.