ValueWalk: Russia can beat the United States

The hypothetical start of the new cold war between Russia and the United States is gradually becoming one of the most popular topics in military-political analytics. More and more experts, political scientists and the media are turning to this topic, trying to predict the future and predict the situation in the international arena. For obvious reasons, there are a variety of forecasts predicting a particular development of events. In addition, there are often speculations about the possible outcome of the Cold War, which may begin as soon as possible.


The authors of some publications on the topic of a possible cold war are calling on the military and politicians to take into account possible risks and draw appropriate conclusions. A good example of such appeals is the article “Russia Can Beat The US In An Armed Conflict” by Taimur Khan (“Russia Can Beat The US In Armed Conflict”), published on November 8 by the American edition of ValueWalk. The author of this material advises to take into account the current state of affairs in the military and political sphere, and only after that make decisions that affect the relationship between countries.

His article T. Khan begins with a rhetorical question: Is the world really moving towards a new cold war? In addition, he wondered how to call such a conflict - “The 2.0 Cold War”? Similar terminology is used by some political scientists to refer to a situation directly connected with the rise of Russia or “the revival of the Soviet state under the far-sighted leadership of Vladimir Putin.”



The author notes that the current growth of Russia with a return to its former positions is very interesting, especially against the background of the events of the previous decades. In the late eighties, the Soviet Union suffered a heavy defeat in Afghanistan, and soon fell apart into a dozen independent states. The collapse of the economy, broken ties and bitter disappointment, among other things due to the fact that the United States remained the world's only superpower, resulted in the collapse of the country.

Russia on military potential caught up with the US

T. Khan admits that during the reign of V. Putin, Russia once again became a leader in the world. Moreover, what the people most expected, it was “in the top” of world politics. Moscow again wants to be a key player in the international arena and is doing everything possible to implement these plans. Recent events, according to the author, fully confirm the existence of such intentions. The "annexation" of the Crimea and the opposition to the new Ukrainian authorities were only the beginning of the implementation of existing plans. Now, Russia is showing its strength in the Middle East, supporting the Syrian authorities and Bashar Assad.

The aerospace forces of Russia are engaged in carrying out attacks on the positions of terrorist groups operating in Syria. The current operation to some extent is the reason for the confrontation between Moscow and Washington. The fact is that the United States is demanding the immediate departure of B. Assad, as well as providing assistance to the opposition Syrian groups, which should overthrow the "monarch." Nevertheless, Russia has other plans and does not agree with the American position. For this reason, the Russian aviation provides support to the Syrian government forces, and Moscow, in turn, demonstrates its intention to comply with agreements with friendly states.

According to T. Khan, a serious question now arises: is the Russian army strong enough to challenge the United States? Will the Russian armed forces be able to defeat the US Army? The leading countries of the world for a long time came to the conclusion that the best times for Russia were in the past. The collapse of the USSR broke the back of the army, because of which it could not restore its former potential. As a result, the country is no longer able to return to the old positions in the current world order. However, recent events have shown that such conclusions do not quite correspond to reality.

American predictions about Russia were wrong

A common opinion among political scientists is that economic problems and corruption in the 21st century will lead to the collapse of Russia. It is argued that the situation will worsen the dependence of the Russian economy on oil exports. Thus, the depletion of its reserves in the long run will hit the economy, because of which the state will collapse. However, T. Khan is forced to admit that such forecasts cannot be considered realistic.

The recent military reforms carried out by V. Putin’s administration led to a serious rise in defense capability, which was recently considered impossible. Now Russia can openly boast of military power. On the whole, the country's defense capability still does not allow competing with the United States, but in some areas the Russian army is not inferior to the American one. More recently, the possibility of restoring the Russian army and its ability to compete with the United States caused only a grin.

Now experts tend to assess the situation differently. In a short time, Russia raised its defense capability and raised it to a fairly high level. According to the author, now Russia's military capabilities are comparable with the US. Moreover, some experts note that in the event of an open armed conflict, the Russian army is even capable of defeating the US.

As confirmation of this thesis, T. Khan cites the recent publication of the journal Politico. Not so long ago, the journalists of this publication came to frightening conclusions. According to them, in the event of the start of the Russian-American war, the Russian army has every chance of causing great damage to the United States.

Changed and perception of the situation by officials. Now even Pentagon officials are openly saying that the Russian army is catching up with the US military in its military power. This may lead Russia to defeat the United States on the battlefield. It is the Russian army that has by now become the only force in the world posing a threat to the hegemony of Washington. Other countries for their military power can not compete with the United States or NATO.

The author of ValueWalk also notes a curious and unexpected feature of the modernization of the Russian armed forces. Current defenses were achieved at the cost of relatively small investments. So, in the last decade, Washington has spent on one soldier ten times more than Russia. And even with such low costs, the Russian army was able to increase its combat capability.

Can Russia challenge the United States?

The difference in the military capabilities of the two superpowers is not so great. In addition, Russia plans to increase defense spending in the very near future, and now their growth rates will be higher than before. The author calls such successes of Russia an amazing and incredible feat. The reason for this, according to T. Khan, is the policy of V. Putin, whom Forbes magazine once again recognized as the most influential person in the world. The Russian president tightly controls the power structure, and also fights corruption, which has been the country's main problem for many years. If this is true, then Russia will continue to develop in the future without regard to the former Soviet Union.

Summing up, the author of the article “Russia Can Beat The US In An Armed Conflict” makes a general conclusion. In his opinion, it would not be wrong to assume that Russia not only can challenge the United States, but also defeat them. Nevertheless, the United States still retains the title of the world's only superpower. Yet Taimur Khan is forced to point out that only time will tell how long this situation will last.

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In the foreign press more and more publications appear on the growing military power of Russia. It must be admitted that such articles can please the Russian reader. Indeed, how else can a Russian respond to a foreign publication, in which his country is called one of the most powerful powers in the world? Articles of this nature, it should be noted, can not only bear joy and be a reason for pride in their country. On closer examination, you can find hints of curious processes in the US military and political leadership.

Publications in the press, as well as statements by officials, such as the recent speech of the head of the Pentagon Ashton Carter, reveal the main features of Washington’s new policy toward Russia. Now our country is viewed as one of the main threats to the security and dominant position of the United States. As a result, the American leadership intends to continue the development of the armed forces, including through the development of new weapons and equipment projects.

The intention to create new projects and strengthen the army is of great interest. All this suggests that, at a minimum, some of the statements and publications about the growing power of Russia and the Russian threat are a “PR” of a certain opinion that should be conveyed to the public. The development of new weapons and equipment requires funding. It is possible that some publications in the media are intended to convince society and government of the need to increase the military budget.

As a result, bold statements and laudatory publications for the Russian army may appear on the initiative of the military, defense industry or related structures. In this case, the joy and pride of the Russian reader are only a side effect, since other people and organizations are the direct “addressees” of the publications. However, this is not a reason for sadness. Praise from the main competitor, regardless of its reasons, is almost always pleasant.


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  1. magician 12 November 2015 05: 58 New
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    "Summing up, the author of the article" Russia Can Beat The US In An Armed Conflict "draws a general conclusion. In his opinion, it would not be wrong to assume that Russia can not only challenge the United States, but also defeat them."

    Russia does not need a victory over Tan. Let them boil on their own continent with their own juice, and do not swim further than the coastal waters. But our continent is not touched. They can tow their shaving closer to themselves, they will tell bedtime stories to each other.
    1. SeregaBoss 12 November 2015 07: 02 New
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      I agree, let them stew in their own juice there, all the more they say the Yellowstone pan is already warming up, we’re waiting.
    2. qwert 12 November 2015 07: 31 New
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      After three weeks of operation of four attack aircraft in Syria, it was decided to transfer enterprises manufacturing aircraft missiles to a round-the-clock operation. Question ... What are our stockpiles of guided weapons that in three weeks the aircraft link brought their balance to a critical state? And if we were engaged in widespread hostilities? Well let's say used 200 strike aircraft?
      Of course, it’s nice to hear from the Americans that they consider us equal in military potential, but it should be remembered that democratic Russia is not the Soviet Union. And Russia's potential is much lower.
      Now minus. But, you still need to look into the eyes of the truth. And the industry to develop too. And to produce combat aircraft not in 12 pieces, but in hundreds. Since we are being measured with the USA,
      1. Azitral 12 November 2015 11: 14 New
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        You see, there is such a M. Kalashnikov. The main works about the military power of the Union and about what betrayal it was not to release at one time a squadron of orbital bombers, a hundred nuclear submarines, etc. etc. I read back then in the 90s and thought: "And what kind of shisha?" Politics is the art of the possible. We need a "desperately" minimum, at which they do not turn up. It is very necessary to some, so as not to become impudent, otherwise they will squeeze out and displace. And the rest - with a big eye. Too much defense costs from some point begin to reduce defense capability. One must think how to develop and make production more efficient so that it PAYS for itself, at the same time making weapons and military equipment. I have to, I know! - act differently, but it's bad. First of all, one should think about the GENERAL increase in the capabilities of the country and its corporations. Democratic Russia has its advantages over the USSR, believe me. I remember how and what was then done at the defense industry enterprises,
      2. Ramzaj99 12 November 2015 18: 13 New
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        Quote: qwert
        After three weeks of operation of four attack aircraft in Syria, it was decided to transfer enterprises manufacturing aircraft missiles to round-the-clock operation

        I live near such an enterprise, and half of my friends work there. There is no transition to round-the-clock mode, and there is not even talk. There are no URGENT orders, there is no rush, and they also manage to do export. But every order, from a year or so somewhere, the number of orders from the Russian customer for PRODUCTS is growing.
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      4. Colonellee 12 November 2015 20: 34 New
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        First strike aircraft more than four. Secondly, the number of sorties is already several thousand, even if you can imagine the cost of each missile. Thirdly, nobody even pins ... they don’t operate with numbers of hundreds of planes in production (well, except for export under coercion by the Allies, and then for several years), if only because the cost of modern aircraft is several tens, or even hundreds of millions dollars. No economy can withstand this, even pind ... sky, just the printing press will break)))
    3. _Lexa_ 12 November 2015 11: 44 New
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      Russia has no choice, it will defeat the USA!
      1. Drmadfisher 13 November 2015 05: 09 New
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        Cavo win there? These?
    4. shpilkerman 12 November 2015 21: 03 New
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      Russia never needed world domination, the main thing is to live in abundance and keep people away from all sorts of people with their interests.
  2. apro 12 November 2015 06: 13 New
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    It’s a provocative article, it’s incorrect to compare the military potential of the Soviet Union and Russia today, the Americans are stronger both military and financially, and Russia can fall for a nuclear strike, but Americans can do it more efficiently. The ideology wins the organization of life, the order in society, with this the amers as a whole have an order that can not be said about Russia.
    1. EvgNik 12 November 2015 06: 27 New
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      Quote: apro
      Provocative article

      I would not say, rather controversial.
      the joy and pride of the Russian reader turn out to be only a side effect, since other people and organizations are the direct "recipient" of publications
      The article is not written for us, we just can’t make up our opinion, but this will be the opinion of this article. Recently in the West there are a lot of articles of this content, and not all of them fall into our eyes.
    2. Rivares 12 November 2015 21: 40 New
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      Quote: apro
      Americans are stronger both military and financially

      The barbarians, compared with the Roman Empire, were weaker both military and financially.
      Quote: apro
      The ideology wins the organization of life, the order in society, with this the amers as a whole have an order that can not be said about Russia.

      Oh, the amers are definitely not in order! If I'm not mistaken there is a mixture of different nations who often prefer to live separately from each other. This is the order in the cinema, and in cities slums with beggars.
    3. Gulo 12 November 2015 23: 37 New
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      Quote: apro
      It’s a provocative article, it’s incorrect to compare the military potential of the Soviet Union and Russia today, the Americans are stronger both military and financially, and Russia can fall for a nuclear strike, but Americans can do it more efficiently. The ideology wins the organization of life, the order in society, with this the amers as a whole have an order that can not be said about Russia.

      The one on whose side the TRUTH wins. But about the ideology and order of them, I can not say anything. Judging by the films is not worth it, probably everything is wrong. But, I think that they also have enough mess. And the attitude of each people to its own order (disorder) is its own, according to the mentality.
  3. Magic archer 12 November 2015 06: 27 New
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    As always, there is a lot of panic. Did Russia put the states on its bases on all sides ?! Did Russia withdraw from the ABM treaty ?! Does Russia do everything to keep the borders of the United States “hot” ?! The Americans simply need the ENEMY! Congressional ladies! The arms lobby has always been strong in the American government. It’s enough to recall the reign of Reagan and his famous SOI. Now the same thing
  4. strelets 12 November 2015 06: 47 New
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    Who is stronger than someone: let them write what they want, if only in practice they could not verify it.
    1. Das Boot 12 November 2015 09: 49 New
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      Quote: strelets
      Who is stronger than whom:

      Whale or elephant? laughing Or, closer to modern childhood: Optimus Prime or Megatron?
      Why am I talking about destst? Yes, because in fact the article (I, of course, about the original article) is so ordinary that it smacks of shkolota) In addition, the ValueWalk resource itself is bullshit. I don’t even understand why to pay attention to such a dodger, and even less so - to call some blogger who embossed a dumb school-level article on 50 lines, an analyst. Laugh.
      1. qwert 12 November 2015 11: 17 New
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        Quote: Das Boot
        Whale or elephant? Or, closer to modern childhood: Optimus Prime or Megatron?

        Well today is more likely Optimus Prime or Terminator. Like that
  5. Darkness 12 November 2015 06: 58 New
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    Most likely we will win. Only it will be a Pyrrhic victory.
    And it seems that this war is not clear. How is WWII?
  6. rotmistr60 12 November 2015 07: 01 New
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    Praise from the main competitor, regardless of its reasons, is almost always pleasant.

    The praise may be pleasant, but it does not give any reason to "blow the fanfare." Indeed, our army compared to the 90s is heaven and earth. But the United States does not stand still, and military spending is three times higher than ours. Now every day for the reorganization and rearmament of our army plays a huge role. Before the Second World War, they did not have time to rearm and the first months of the war came to our side. And now the bill does not go for months, but for days. The fact that the Americans began to recognize the strength of our army is good. Gives us time to further strengthen our security.
  7. parusnik 12 November 2015 07: 24 New
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    Praise from the main competitor, regardless of its reasons, is almost always pleasant.
    ... If praised, then they will continue to choke ..
  8. Support 12 November 2015 07: 29 New
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    Not always invested funds give appropriate returns. As I think, by virtue of her stupidity, the fact that the United States, by investing a certain amount of money, receives less emissions in general than in the Russian Federation per unit of invested funds (of course, not comparing the dollar and the ruble, but in the nominal sense). They can steal more than ours (ours is still young - teeth have not grown). Therefore, I believe the sum of the military budget is still not being discussed, the more so the Fed will print as much as necessary.
    1. Azitral 12 November 2015 11: 38 New
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      As for "as you need, they will print as much." You see, this is a harmful myth. In credit empires, as many trillions of bucks as you like can rotate - mutual loans, debt servicing, stock bonds, woodwork, etc. But! Care must be taken to ensure that for these hundreds of billions-trillions, God forbid, they do not start buying something real, be it gas, tanks, or lard. In a matter of days, the collapse of the currency is lower than the baseboard, because the volumes of the goods are not comparable with the volume of "financial" money. That's why Ukraine is served so sparingly as handouts that it will BUY something! Gas, lard, boots, abrams. A huge state and huge volumes may be enough for the collapse of the inflationary scenario, and already on a global scale. So the next decisions on “quantitative easing” are given for a reason, don’t think: it’s becoming more difficult to juggle with ever-growing masses of “empty” money, keeping them from touching the real sector. So not everyone! Not as much as you like! Including, for purchases for the army.
  9. SPACE 12 November 2015 07: 34 New
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    The main thing is that nuclear rocket powder should always be dry. Well, who in their right mind and solid memory dare to challenge Russia with a suicidal challenge? It’s better to just bang on the forehead and then there will be more chances. Massively conventional weapons are not needed to defend their territories. It is time for unannounced hybrid warriors, secret, petty, indirect dirty fights. It is necessary to recreate the KGB.
    1. Xsanchez 12 November 2015 16: 16 New
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      They say that in Russia they will start making gunpowder out of hemp .... To go, is it to smell gunpowder?
  10. mamont5 12 November 2015 07: 39 New
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    "Russia can defeat the USA"

    The word "may" is unnecessary here. Russia, in case of conflict, will certainly defeat the United States.
  11. kasperian_1 12 November 2015 08: 18 New
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    And how can you doubt it?
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    What is the American army showed everyone Erwin Rommel, at one time ... And yet - all the adversaries who went to fight Russia, considered themselves stronger ...
    1. Azitral 12 November 2015 11: 42 New
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      Rommel basically drove the Britons. They - yes, have shown themselves to be filthy warriors, both in Africa and in the East. The Americans ... did not have enough combat experience, but they fought with dignity.
  13. Volzhanin 12 November 2015 08: 53 New
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    No one doubts that we will spread Yankerstan, but again - at what cost !!! We do not like to fight and do not want to, too often the Anglo-Saxons throw us this idea. But if necessary, they will not have a chance. Let's drop them with cancer this time. However, I would not want to, but since they insist - where to go? - you have to dispose of the mattress.
  14. mishastich 12 November 2015 09: 19 New
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    If the enemy praises us, we are doing something wrong.

    Sincerely.
    1. SPACE 12 November 2015 09: 54 New
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      Quote: mishastich
      If the enemy praises us, we are doing something wrong.

      If we know exactly what and why we are doing, then we should not care about other people's praise and criticism.
      Sincerely.
  15. Alimk 12 November 2015 09: 39 New
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    Read the news. http://rusvesna.su/recent_opinions/1447042026
  16. Alimk 12 November 2015 09: 41 New
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    NATO: Giant electronic bubble in Syria keeps us flying http://rusvesna.su/recent_opinions/1447042026
  17. marinier 12 November 2015 11: 38 New
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    Quote: apro
    It’s a provocative article, it’s incorrect to compare the military potential of the Soviet Union and Russia today, the Americans are stronger both military and financially, and Russia can fall for a nuclear strike, but Americans can do it more efficiently. The ideology wins the organization of life, the order in society, with this the amers as a whole have an order that can not be said about Russia.

    I dare you correct your fear big eyes.
    Yes, the mattresses have some advantage, they are denied criminally and dangerously.
    I will not allow a great excursion in history.
    The warrior in Vietnam, about the 4th, does not remind of what kind of abyss there was in preeminence. And what is the result, You yourself know or will remind.
    And then 4th mattresses were hung with stars, and they didn’t slurp saloon in Afghanistan.
    Toze is not a correct comparison of forces.
    And lastly, go to museums, bless the pamyat as your glorious ancestors
    bent on many times the superior Enemy.

    P.S. At the same time, you’ll pick up the lessons of patriotism, but 4 in your case
    EXCELLENT !!!
  18. Lelek 12 November 2015 12: 42 New
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    (Praise from the main competitor, regardless of its reasons, is almost always pleasant.)

    "... praise and slander were received indifferently and do not dispute the fool ..." - golden words, especially considering that the sworn praiser did this thing more than once (in the days of Gorbi and Yeltsin).
    "... in the words of honey burning poison ..." - also topically.
  19. Shark Lover 12 November 2015 12: 42 New
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    It is strange where the Yankees proved their right and ability to be called a superpower in military potential? So far, only in the media and all sorts of rating agencies. In this regard, we lose greatly, in this regard, there is something to learn from them. In any army of any state, a soldier wants to eat, sleep, fuck and do nothing (I mean combat units, not special equipment). No soldier wants to fight. And all this gloss of supermen will fly off at the first losses. Unfortunately, only a mass war can give a full assessment of the power of a state. Army. The Chinese army is alarming, you just have to look into the eyes of an ordinary soldier in their territory.
  20. AdekvatNICK 12 November 2015 13: 43 New
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    usa world superpower only in Hollywood blockbusters.
  21. v.yegorov 12 November 2015 14: 03 New
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    To our tsar-father there would be a worthy prime minister, like Stolypin, so that
    pull the economy out of a deep hole. The current economic bloc is just a view
    does what works. And if it works, it is clearly to the benefit of the "partners".
  22. Dimy4 12 November 2015 16: 19 New
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    ... the revival of the Soviet state ...

    No matter what socio-economic system in our country, whether it be capitalism, socialism or the monarchy. They don’t like us in principle, because the whole historical period we interfere with them (the West), and we have our own point of view on every world problem.
  23. Tihas 12 November 2015 19: 24 New
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    So, in the last decade, Washington spent ten times more on one soldier than Russia

    So what? 1 pindoin 10 times cooler than a Russian soldier?
    1. Ramzaj99 12 November 2015 22: 17 New
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      Quote: Tihas
      So what? 1 pindoin 10 times cooler than a Russian soldier?

      By the way, a very interesting soldier in the photo. Who does not know, this soldier alone stopped the Georgian military convoy. Many Western newspapers printed his picture, with a signature something like: - For horseradish you need 300 Spartans when there is one Russian soldier.
      PS The photo is real, made at that very moment.
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  24. WERSTA. 12 November 2015 19: 33 New
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    Intelligence. Strength of Spirit! Loyalty to the Motherland! This together allows you to win any battle.
    Nonsense! Cowardice! Betrayal! These are our main enemies.
    Every power has an Achilles heel that destroys everything. It is important to protect this weak spot.
    Bragging! Political blindness and lack of unity. Especially dangerous for everyone and always.
    To win, the main thing is to have a strong-willed leader-organizer. We have it.
  25. Denis Skiff 12 November 2015 19: 34 New
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    Quote: qwert
    After three weeks of operation of four attack aircraft in Syria, it was decided to transfer enterprises manufacturing aircraft missiles to a round-the-clock operation. Question ... What are our stockpiles of guided weapons that in three weeks the aircraft link brought their balance to a critical state? And if we were engaged in widespread hostilities? Well let's say used 200 strike aircraft?
    Of course, it’s nice to hear from the Americans that they consider us equal in military potential, but it should be remembered that democratic Russia is not the Soviet Union. And Russia's potential is much lower.
    Now minus. But, you still need to look into the eyes of the truth. And the industry to develop too. And to produce combat aircraft not in 12 pieces, but in hundreds. Since we are being measured with the USA,

    Hundreds of fighting to release? And the pilots? In NS EVAUL closed. EVERYTHING! Where to get the pilots?