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One and without weapons

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Since 60, Liberty Island has been one of the most important geopolitical allies of the USSR, having received a significant amount of modern military equipment. As a result, the Cuban army became the strongest in Latin America, both in quantity and quality of weapons, and in the level of combat training, which was demonstrated in the wars in Ethiopia and Angola.


The most important achievement of the Armed Forces of Cuba is their victory in Angola over the formally African, but in fact Anglo-Saxon army of the Republic of South Africa at the end of the 80.

The collapse of the USSR was a disaster for Cuba. Since that time, the country's Armed Forces have not received any new military equipment, which has degraded very much. In order to correct the situation in Cuba, the production of "hybrids" was established. For example, SAU, PU ZRK and coastal anti-ship missiles on the T-55 chassis. In turn, the T-55 towers are installed on the BTR-60P, and the result is BMTV. Similar combinations are made with the BMP-1. The apotheosis of this hybridization has become frigates from fishing trawlers (for more details, “Thunder of Freedom”). Such a “permutation of the components” does not provide a real increase in the combat power of the Armed Forces, since the amount remains the same. There is no real upgrade of weapons, which leads the Cuban army to complete degradation in the foreseeable future.

Ground forces are divided into three armies - Western, Central, Eastern. Western includes 2-th AK (headquarters - in Pinar-del-Rio, in the composition of the AK - 24, 27, 28-I infantry divisions), 70-th mechanized, 1-th armored, 78 and 72- reserve infantry divisions. Central army: 79-th AK (Las Villas, 4, 41, 43 pd), 48, 81, 84, 86-rd, 89-rd infantry regiment of the 242-rd, 24-th armored regiment 12-rn armored regiment 1 armored regiment 5-rd, 50 armored regiment 52 regiment 54 reg. armored division. Eastern Army: 56-th AK (Olgin, 58-I mechanized, 6, 60, 63, 65-I PD), 69-th AK (Camaguey, 3-I mechanized, 6, 9, 31-I PD), 32-I mechanized, 38, 90, 95-i PD , 97, 123 th armored, 281, 28, XNUMX, XNUMX, XNUMX, XNUMX, XNUMX th infantry divisions, Guantanamo border brigade, XNUMX th infantry regiment XNUMX th p. The majority of divisions in peacetime are brigades, deployment is assumed only in wartime.

In service are 65 launchers of extremely outdated TR Luna. Tank the fleet consists of approximately 800 T-55s (even up to 450 in storage), 400 T-62s, 60 light PT-76s, and possibly 51 T-72s. There are at least 100 BRM (up to 50 BRDM-1, 50–100 BRDM-2), 16 BMTV BTR-100 (BTR-60 with the T-55 tower), 16 BMTV BTR-73 (BTR-60 with the BMP-1 tower ), from 50 to 60 BMP-1, to 100 BTR-60P, to 100 BTR-40, to 150 BTR-152.

The composition of artillery by 20 to 40 ACS 2S1 (122 mm) to 40 2S3 (152 mm) not less 8 ACS BMP-122 (howitzer D-30 BMP-1 chassis) for at least 8 wheel ACS with guns M -46, A-19 and D-20 in truck bodies. The number of guns is towed approximately 500 - 140 to D-30, 100 to M-30, 90 to A-19, 190 to M-46 to 100 ML-20, 90 to D-20, 50 to D-1. As stated above, some of these guns turned into self-propelled guns, thus ceasing to be towed. There are up to 2 thousand mortars (82 and 120 mm), 178 MLRS BM-21 and, possibly, a number of obsolete MLRS (BM-14-16, BM-24, M-51). In service are several hundreds of “Malyutka”, “Fagot” ATGMs, and before 700 VET are on the order of 600 ZIS-2 and 100 self-propelled SU-100.

Branch VOP includes three divisions SAM "Square» (12 PU), about 120 SAM short range (60 «Bolt-1», 16 "Wasp», 42 «Bolt-10), more 200 MPADS (60« Bolt-2 », 50 «Bolt-3», 120 «needle-1»), to 120 SoL (up 23 SoL-57-2, from 36 to 50 SoL-23-4, at least 32 SoL an APC-60 chassis, in Vol. h. 16 with ZN-23-2 and 16 with 61-K guns, up to 900 anti-aircraft guns (approximately 380 ZN-23, 280 X-61).

Due to the antiquity of the technology and the above-mentioned "hybridization", it is extremely difficult to establish the exact number of combat-ready samples of each type.

One and without weaponsThe air force is affected by the obsolescence of weapons and military equipment is much stronger than ground forces, and therefore very close to complete retirement. Organizationally, they are divided into three air zones, each of which includes one air rifle: "West" (2-I brigade), "Center" (1-I), "East" (3-I).

At present, no more than 40 fighters retain their combat effectiveness: 2–4 MiG-29s (another 6–10 in storage), up to 24 MiG-23s, 6–14 MiG-21s. Transport aviation fully collapsed. 1 Yak-40, up to 10 An-2, up to 18 An-26 are in storage. The Air Force remains training aircraft of Czechoslovak production - up to 8 Z-142, up to 27 L-39C.

There are four combat helicopters Mi-35 (still 8 and up to 11 Mi-25 in storage). Multipurpose and transport helicopters - up to 30 Mi-17 (another approximately 12 in storage), up to 14 Mi-8, 5 Mi-14 are in storage.

As part of ground defense, there are up to 42 divisions of C-75 SAM systems (at least 144 standard PUs, another 24 PUs on T-55 chassis), up to 28 divisions of С-125М radars (60 standard standard PUs, 36 more on T-55 chassis ).

In the coming years, only Mi-17 helicopters will retain their combat capability as part of the Cuban Air Force, the rest of the equipment will be decommissioned.

The Navy was unable to contain most of the ships and boats of Soviet construction. The submarine fleet currently consists of four Dolphin-type SMPLs (a variant of the North Korean SMPLs of the South type). The largest surface ships are two frigates of the Rio Damuji type. They are former Spanish fishing trawlers, which are equipped with anti-ship missiles P-15 from decommissioned missile boats and the land ZSU-57-2 tower. The largest "normal" warship is the 1241P Corvette.

Remain on 6 missile Ave 205 and patrol boats: 2 – 3 Ave 205P and 18 – 30 Ave 1400, 5 – 8 of minesweepers (2 – 3 Ave 1265, 3 – 5XUMNXXUMNXX1258 – XNUMX – XNUMX – XNUMX – XNUMX – XNUMX – XNUMX – XNUMX – XNUMX – XNUMX – XNUMX – XNUMX – XNUMX – XNUMX – XNUMX – XNUMX – XNUMX – XNUMX – XNUMX – XNUMX.

The sludge may be located up to 3 PL Ave 641, 1 frigate 1159 A, about 12 missile and 9 torpedo boats, 1 – 2 minesweeper Ave 1265 and 7 Ave 1258, 1 – XNXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXYXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX of 2 771 However, in reality, at least one of the above is unlikely to be able to return to service.

The Cuban Navy has a Marine Corps of two battalions. Significant potential has coastal defense. It consists of the SCRK P-15 (including the PU of these CRP, taken from the missile boats and mounted on the T-55 chassis), as well as the A-19, M-46, ML-20 guns (among those specified above).

The only potential adversary of Cuba is the United States; the countries of Latin America have neither the capacity nor the desire for a military invasion of the island. Of course, the potentials of the armed forces of the United States and Cuba are currently completely incomparable. Nevertheless, the island position, the continuing high level of combat and moral and psychological training of personnel make the invasion of Cuba quite a complicated operation, even for the US Armed Forces. Washington will only intervene in the event of serious internal destabilization on the island. Therefore, the current degradation of the Cuban armed forces has not yet led to disastrous consequences for the country. The restoration of their potential is unlikely. Russia, of course, could supply Cuba with modern equipment, but in the current situation it is not ready to do it for free, and Havana does not have money and will not have it. Especially since a certain, albeit rather limited, rapprochement between Cuba and the United States began. This only reduces the desire of Havana to spend the missing money on rearmament.
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  1. PKK
    PKK 9 July 2016 05: 39
    -2
    Cuba is the representative of the GP of the Western Hemisphere, everything will be fine there. The article is informative, thanks to the author for interesting material.
    1. Mitek
      Mitek 9 July 2016 07: 32
      +42
      What I don’t understand is the situation with Cuba. NEVER betrayed us, next to the mattresses, why not help them, and not all Honduras? Why not revive the radio interception station? Why not stick the Iskanders, calling them air defense systems to destroy the poisoned darts of the Amazon pygmies?
      1. bandabas
        bandabas 9 July 2016 13: 03
        +8
        I will add. In the same Angola, the Cubans fought. Well, ours by itself. In the 90s, we threw them. Only unlike Psheks and other Bulgarians (such as bros) with Cubans and Latinos can cooperation be restored. With little brothers, I doubt it. There is an old proverb (anecdote) about a stump in a swamp. The answer was simple. There are no hemp in the swamp.
        1. Come on
          Come on 9 July 2016 18: 11
          +4
          Quote: bandabas
          In the 90s, we threw them. Only unlike Psheks and other Bulgarians (such as bros) with Cubans and Latinos can cooperation be restored.


          Putin has written off debts to them 36 yards of greenery, they have dumped nothing ... Well, it’s too late already, the United States is already there, at least not to the point that there will be no more Iskanders or other significant Russian weapons there.
          1. Talgat
            Talgat 9 July 2016 18: 54
            +4
            Neither Cuba nor any country (even Russia or China) can ignore the US and the Fed the rulers of the world - in their hands is still complete domination

            But nevertheless, with any exacerbation of relations with the United States, Cuba and the rest of the Bolivarian countries automatically become anti-American footholds, even for Russia, or even for China - which, by the way, in recent years, is an increasingly "friend" of the Bolivarians - to transfer bombers or missiles there, etc.

            As for "one" I disagree - Cuba is not alone. With the creation of ALBA, all 11 countries support each other - and successfully resist all Amer's sanctions. The names of the legendary leaders became no less famous than the names of Castro and Che - the same Hugo Chavez or Evo Morales from Bolivia or Mujica or Ortega, etc. all became symbols of the struggle for freedom and against tyranny

            What is noteworthy - Syria and Iran were accepted as observer members in ALBA. And at the funeral of Hugo Chavez. which turned simply into a demonstration of a call against the United States into an honor guard at the Chavez’s coffin, Iranian president Ahmadinejad and the leaders of the Bolivarian revolution also stood up. From all of us there was Old Man - of course.

            All these years, China has been strengthening cooperation with all ALBA. The same project for an analogue of the Panama Canal through Nicaragua + MTC, etc.
          2. bandabas
            bandabas 10 July 2016 21: 39
            0
            Definitely thrown (and continue to throw their own people). Or am I wrong?
      2. PKK
        PKK 9 July 2016 14: 00
        -1
        Cuba has a completely different role and all kinds of provocations like stations or something like that in Cuba are not appropriate. The Pope went to Cuba, wanted to meet with Putin, but it didn’t work out. Cuba is the center of the Global Office of the Western Hemisphere, hence there must be a corresponding movement.
        1. bazalt16
          bazalt16 20 July 2016 20: 24
          +1
          What provocative station? Is this what the GDP closed in Lourdes? Do you justify Putin's jamb by calling it provocative? It provided 80% of electronic intelligence data. Russia. In the late 90s, it was updated with equipment several yards of rubles. It’s from the base in Kamrani refused. Have you forgotten already?
      3. EvilLion
        EvilLion 9 July 2016 21: 59
        -1
        And Honduras is just in the same region. Your geography teacher.
        1. Mitek
          Mitek 11 July 2016 07: 41
          0
          Quote: EvilLion
          And Honduras is just in the same region. Your geography teacher.

          Honduras was chosen due to the consonance of curses prohibited on the site, a synonym for the word pederast)))) Your CEP).
      4. bazalt16
        bazalt16 19 July 2016 22: 38
        0
        Because there are traders in the Kremlin with the psychology of sackers. For whom to trade everything and everything is normal
    2. Bongo
      Bongo 9 July 2016 11: 02
      +11
      Quote: PKK
      Cuba is the representative of the GP of the Western Hemisphere, everything will be fine there. The article is informative, thanks to the author for interesting material.

      No publication ... What is it worth:
      Currently, no more than 40 fighters retain their combat effectiveness: 2 – 4 MiG-29 (still stored 6-10), up to 24 MiG-23, 6-14 MiG-21 ...
      As part of ground defense, there are up to 42 divisions of C-75 SAM systems (at least 144 standard PUs, another 24 PUs on T-55 chassis), up to 28 divisions of С-125М radars (60 standard standard PUs, 36 more on T-55 chassis ).

      I will not venture to judge the composition of the ground forces, but the data on the Air Force and Air Defense are absolutely untrue. No. What 40 fighters, where and at which airport? In the most optimistic scenario, no more than 10 combat aircraft are capable of flying into the air, including the L-39 TCB. As for the air defense system, Khramchikhin is generally raving; now in service in Cuba 2 is the S-75M3 and two C-125М1. This is open, accessible, and easily verifiable information. Does the author even imagine what 70 is? fool Article minus! negative
      1. SokolfromRussia
        SokolfromRussia 9 July 2016 12: 07
        +3
        Khramchikhin in his repertoire. I read the first paragraph on the main page and have already understood who the author is ... There are also enough mistakes for the ground forces. And most importantly, why should the United States suddenly invade, if Cuba has already gone to a rapprochement of relations?
        1. kotvov
          kotvov 9 July 2016 13: 32
          +3
          And most importantly - why should the US suddenly invade if Cuba has already gone to a rapprochement of relations ?,
          I think the answer is simple. I admit that the Cubans will not want to cave in under the amers. Somewhere there is, "spontaneous" unrest, suppressed by the "bloody" regime. screaming about the destruction of their population and assisting the democratic choice of the people. here you are and the invasion .
          1. SokolfromRussia
            SokolfromRussia 9 July 2016 21: 17
            0
            However, there is nothing like that yet. Moreover, as soon as the ban on the sale of household appliances was lifted, Cubans lined up in stores to buy "capitalist goods."
        2. Simpsonian
          Simpsonian 10 July 2016 07: 52
          0
          Probably then to immediately get a war with China in Taiwan and South Korea, which has had an allied treaty with Cuba since the early 90s.
      2. Rus2012
        Rus2012 9 July 2016 13: 18
        +1
        Quote: Bongo
        I can’t judge the composition

        this is encouraging -
        Official visit of Russian Minister of Defense S. Shoigu to Cuba
        In Cuba, naval cooperation and training of the Cuban military in Russia were discussed. The Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation invited Cuban military delegations to Russia to participate in international tank biathlon competitions, international army games, in the fourth international security conference and the Army-2015 international military-technical forum. Cuba. Havana. 15 February 2015 year
      3. 52
        52 10 July 2016 13: 36
        +1
        This is Khramchikhin! Such an anal lytic.
  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 9 July 2016 06: 37
    +17
    And we split off and rejected relations with Cuba. "Thanks" to some of our rulers for this. angry
  3. knn54
    knn54 9 July 2016 06: 55
    +22
    - One and no weapons.
    And without the IMF can do it.
    -saving high level of combat and moral-psychological training of personnel ...
    And not only that. I remember how Cuban teachers "harassed" American special forces in Grenada.
    It is respectable and the level of medicine-treated FREE Ukrainian children affected after Chernobyl.
  4. Vyacheslav73
    Vyacheslav73 9 July 2016 07: 01
    +10
    What an excellent trump card Cuba was, the Yankees now, if our missiles were in Cuba, would have behaved differently. And not quite in the subject, how tired of watching the collapse of the country by our rulers ... When are these crises "from the government" run out of? Everyone can’t get drunk ... as one character succinctly said - MUCH ??? am
    1. Cat man null
      Cat man null 9 July 2016 07: 06
      -4
      Quote: Vyacheslav73
      What an excellent bargaining chip Cuba was, the Yankees would now behave differently if our missiles were in Cuba

      - Caribbean crisis-2, no? fool

      Quote: Vyacheslav73
      not quite in the subject, how tired of watching the collapse of the country by our rulers

      - not at all in the subject ... But, apparently, to get married unbearable laughing
      1. Rus2012
        Rus2012 9 July 2016 13: 22
        +2
        Quote: Cat Man Null
        - Caribbean crisis-2, no?

        ...not!
        Point MTO Navy and an intermediate airfield for maintenance, refueling and rest of crews YES ...
        And all the work on the "cover" of these databases can be entrusted to the Armed Forces of Cuba, having properly equipped and trained ... laughing
      2. Svidetel 45
        Svidetel 45 11 July 2016 23: 16
        +2
        And the crisis "Minsk-2" right next to Russia is better, and the NATO bases near the border of Russia are better? All this is a payback for the betrayal of "our" rulers in the 90s of Cuba and other allies, we got to "make friends" with our sworn "partners", now we are raking in full, and instead of development and a prosperous life, you will have tighten the "belt" and spent on defense.
    2. Mitek
      Mitek 9 July 2016 07: 35
      -2
      Quote: Vyacheslav73
      What an excellent trump card Cuba was, the Yankees now, if our missiles were in Cuba, would have behaved differently. And not quite in the subject, how tired of watching the collapse of the country by our rulers ... When are these crises "from the government" run out of? Everyone can’t get drunk ... as one character succinctly said - MUCH ??? am

      Wake up chtoli ...
      1. Vyacheslav73
        Vyacheslav73 9 July 2016 08: 54
        +3
        Mitek or Mityok - I don't know how to do it right ... I don't use alcohol, much less other means to kill my body, so the phrase - ask for something - not for me. And if on the topic, then it is clear that you did not deign to write anything smart to me in response to my statement (question, can you?), And this "bunch" from you is a confirmation of your weak adequacy and unwillingness to communicate on this forum. Meanwhile, everything is here have the right to express their point of view without such "sleep it off" or "stop writing nonsense." My regards hi
      2. Svidetel 45
        Svidetel 45 11 July 2016 23: 20
        +1
        Yes, we woke up a long time ago, and some are still under the narcotic vapors of "new thinking".
    3. Zulu_S
      Zulu_S 9 July 2016 12: 15
      0
      Quote: Vyacheslav73
      What an excellent bargaining chip Cuba was, the Yankees would now behave differently if our missiles were in Cuba

      Would Putin pound galoshes on the UN rostrum?
      1. Svidetel 45
        Svidetel 45 11 July 2016 23: 25
        +1
        This is the whole problem, "we are white and fluffy", we all want the "world community" to like it, it's like a bunny trying to please a wolf.
    4. Zulu_S
      Zulu_S 9 July 2016 12: 25
      -1
      Quote: Vyacheslav73
      What an excellent bargaining chip Cuba was, the Yankees would now behave differently if our missiles were in Cuba

      Would Putin pound galoshes on the UN rostrum?
  5. bionik
    bionik 9 July 2016 07: 44
    +5
    Armored vehicles of the Cuban army.
    1. bionik
      bionik 9 July 2016 07: 45
      +2
      Armored vehicles of the Cuban army.
      1. bionik
        bionik 9 July 2016 07: 47
        +1
        Armored vehicles of the Cuban army.
        1. bionik
          bionik 9 July 2016 07: 49
          +1
          Armored vehicles of the Cuban army.
          1. bionik
            bionik 9 July 2016 07: 51
            +1
            Armored vehicles of the Cuban army.
            1. bionik
              bionik 9 July 2016 07: 52
              +1
              Armored vehicles of the Cuban army.
              1. bionik
                bionik 9 July 2016 07: 53
                +3
                Armored vehicles of the Cuban army.
                1. bionik
                  bionik 9 July 2016 07: 54
                  +1
                  Armored vehicles of the Cuban army.
                  1. bionik
                    bionik 9 July 2016 07: 56
                    +4
                    Armored vehicles of the Cuban army.
                    1. bionik
                      bionik 9 July 2016 07: 58
                      +3
                      Armored vehicles of the Cuban army.
                      1. demiurg
                        demiurg 9 July 2016 10: 12
                        +5
                        By the way, it looks very good. Especially compared to the Nenki Shushpanzer and jihad mobil.
                    2. Ryabtsev Grigory Evgenievich
                      Ryabtsev Grigory Evgenievich 10 July 2016 01: 49
                      +3
                      When I first saw this magnificent nightmare, I did not believe my eyes at all. Well, IT does not fit into the consciousness of the start-up of the S-75 complex with 15 years of experience. How is this technical ugliness not something to be used as intended, at least elementarily to level out?
  6. donavi49
    donavi49 9 July 2016 08: 22
    +4
    Well, now American money, investments and here tourists have flowed into Cuba. Cuba itself was not easy, and frankly there is very little money there, both in the country and among the population.

    On the one hand, the United States, in principle, is happy with the degradation of Cuba; on the other hand, Obama’s move opens up great opportunities (especially considering the age of the very father of modern Cuba). Now they will hang on bucks, on rich tourists, sign contracts for American equipment on loan, for 4-5 years, people will blame Pepsi and the other US demo version, and there you will see the conditions for a peaceful, Maidan reset of the Castro clan.
    1. razmik72
      razmik72 9 July 2016 09: 25
      0
      Quote: donavi49
      Well, now American money, investments and here tourists have flowed into Cuba. Cuba itself was not easy, and frankly there is very little money there, both in the country and among the population.

      On the one hand, the United States, in principle, is happy with the degradation of Cuba; on the other hand, Obama’s move opens up great opportunities (especially considering the age of the very father of modern Cuba). Now they will hang on bucks, on rich tourists, sign contracts for American equipment on loan, for 4-5 years, people will blame Pepsi and the other US demo version, and there you will see the conditions for a peaceful, Maidan reset of the Castro clan.

      Clan Castro will leave due to age indicators, and after them I do not see such charismatic and famous leaders of Cuba.
      1. donavi49
        donavi49 9 July 2016 09: 44
        +1
        Well, that's about it. Fidel under 90, Raul 85 - and who is behind them? Here is the designated receiver, much less popular (and there are no others) - you can try to push it off. Just 4-5 years of American tourism, money and showing the people how to live, and the process will go.
        1. razmik72
          razmik72 9 July 2016 09: 54
          +1
          Quote: donavi49
          Well, that's about it. Fidel under 90, Raul 85 - and who is behind them? Here is the designated receiver, much less popular (and there are no others) - you can try to push it off. Just 4-5 years of American tourism, money and showing the people how to live, and the process will go.

          Americans rush to Cuba to buy retro cars, on TV I saw amazing instances of such cars in Cuba.
        2. SokolfromRussia
          SokolfromRussia 9 July 2016 12: 08
          +3
          You write like something terrible. Tourists will bring money? So that's great. Or is it better that people live in poverty, but his leader threatened his fist neighbors?
          1. Svidetel 45
            Svidetel 45 11 July 2016 23: 30
            +1
            The fact that people will live better is good, but the fact that we have lost a geopolitical ally is bad, bad for Russia, if it comes to a military confrontation, but for now the trends are just that.
  7. sherp2015
    sherp2015 9 July 2016 08: 27
    0
    All this armored vehicles probably consumes a lot of fuel. Does Cuba seem to have virtually no oil?
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    2. razmik72
      razmik72 9 July 2016 10: 11
      0
      Quote: sherp2015
      All this armored vehicles probably consumes a lot of fuel. Does Cuba seem to have virtually no oil?

      Little ride on them, that's all.
    3. SokolfromRussia
      SokolfromRussia 9 July 2016 12: 09
      0
      Have your own deposits. The plans of the American oil companies for their development were a major factor in lobbying for rapprochement with Cuba.
  8. sabakina
    sabakina 9 July 2016 08: 44
    +4
    Cuba, Cuba, Cuba ... I don’t know what is worse, our missiles in Cuba then or NATO at our borders today ...
  9. Kudrevkn
    Kudrevkn 9 July 2016 08: 59
    +13
    I was lucky in my life to meet the commander of our marines in Angola, who also commanded the Cuban "volunteers" who defeated the famous battalion "Buffalo" (South Africa) and "wild geese"! He spoke very warmly about the Cubans ("Real fighters, reliable in battle and good comrades"), in contrast to the Angolese! In addition to fighting qualities, Cubans are distinguished by high moral, strong-willed and patriotic qualities, loyalty to the Motherland and their people! Which makes their army one of the most efficient in the world! Glory to the Island of Freedom and glory and honor to the friendly Cuban people - "WHEN THE PEOPLE IS ONE - HE WILL NOT WIN" !!!
    1. AlexW
      AlexW 9 July 2016 17: 09
      +1
      80s, at the Military Academy, 8th (foreign faculty). Cuban officers were very different from students from Africa and BV. High discipline, motivation to study. In the hostel, they always had a light on at night - they constantly sat at textbooks. Almost all were excellent students. Teachers talked with admiration about their determination, organization and mutual assistance.
    2. Ryabtsev Grigory Evgenievich
      Ryabtsev Grigory Evgenievich 10 July 2016 01: 55
      +1
      That is the moral component of the Cubans is really very strong, and combat training - without fools.
      1. Svidetel 45
        Svidetel 45 11 July 2016 23: 42
        +1
        The moral and ethical component of Cubans is really very high, I also had to observe them when I was undergoing retraining courses, but now, when a stream of "bucks" will pour into Cuba along with tourists from the United States, other "moral values" of the Western world, I'm afraid they , these qualities of Cubans will begin to degrade. Didn't the same thing happen (and it is still happening now) in the 80-90s in the USSR, and then in Russia.
  10. proud
    proud 9 July 2016 09: 52
    +5
    Yes, the people may be good, but we betrayed him! For me, the same t-72b besides Syria from the warehouses could have been adjusted to Cuba as a sign of respect for past merits, plus at least one or two divisions with-300 that would have been staring less at the United States and even better, putting a couple of military men in Cuba bases! However, for today's Russia it seems like it is not necessary for its leadership that money overshadowed everything!
    1. SokolfromRussia
      SokolfromRussia 9 July 2016 12: 10
      +1
      The 1-2 division is not a panacea for Americans with such a certain amount of aviation.
      1. proud
        proud 9 July 2016 22: 37
        +1
        And if to these divisions a couple more divisions of "Armor" add "mattresses" to think, nobody wants to die, and the Cubans will really respect it, even if the calculations are ours! It's a pity, but these are only dreams, the reality is completely different!
      2. Ze Kot
        Ze Kot 9 July 2016 22: 59
        0
        Quote: SokolfromRussia
        The 1-2 division is not a panacea for Americans with such a certain amount of aviation.



        To compare the sun and the Cuba is generally stupid ....
  11. Cat
    Cat 9 July 2016 10: 43
    -1
    Thanks to the author for the article!
    1. Bongo
      Bongo 9 July 2016 11: 06
      +5
      Quote: Kotischa
      Thanks to the author for the article!

      Thanks for that? For extremely false information? I would be ashamed to write such a thing!
      1. SokolfromRussia
        SokolfromRussia 9 July 2016 12: 11
        +3
        In my opinion, such generalizing texts are needed, if only to popularize the topic. But they need to do better. And Hramchikhin, as if for a tick, is rivetting texts, constantly mistaken in texture.
      2. Vadim237
        Vadim237 9 July 2016 19: 02
        0
        And how are things going with the second part of the Caribbean crisis?
        1. Bongo
          Bongo 11 July 2016 04: 41
          +1
          Quote: Vadim237
          And how are things going with the second part of the Caribbean crisis?

          It has long been checked by the moderator and is waiting in line. hi
    2. proud
      proud 9 July 2016 22: 39
      +2
      Article sucks!
  12. APASUS
    APASUS 9 July 2016 11: 46
    +7
    Russia, of course, could supply Cuba with modern equipment, but in the current situation it is not ready to do it for free, and Havana has no money and never will.

    This is the main message of the article!
    In fact, there is no desire and confirmation that we threw Cuba! Although not enormous, but there are opportunities. To rent Lourdes, build a base, an airfield for the military, rent a piece of the coast in connection with Turkish problems, and develop tourism for this money. purchase tropical fruits and vegetables. Russia can act as a p
    guaranteed customer, and already the Cubans will find how .............
    And it will be better than trading with Turkey, which will easily throw a second time.
    1. cherkas.oe
      cherkas.oe 9 July 2016 13: 29
      +5
      Quote: APASUS
      rent a piece of the coast, develop tourism with this money. The climate allows you to buy tropical fruits and vegetables. Russia can act as a
      guaranteed customer, and already the Cubans will find how .............
      And it will be better than trading with Turkey, which will easily throw a second time.

      To some of the compradors in Russia, your idea will seem murderous, because the "Turkish coast" is closer, the capital turnover is faster, and the fact that there is a base against n = i-n = d = wasps does not bother them, if only there was a gesheft ...
    2. Svidetel 45
      Svidetel 45 11 July 2016 23: 47
      +1
      That is, how many billions of our money already invested in the construction of nuclear power plants in Turkey? But was it not better to invest this money in the enterprises of Cuba and the construction of a Russian military base there.
  13. Type 63
    Type 63 9 July 2016 15: 50
    +2
    Cubans produce their own wheeled self-propelled guns of the Jupiter family
  14. Ze Kot
    Ze Kot 9 July 2016 23: 01
    +1
    "Cuba's only potential adversary, Latin American countries have neither the capacity nor the desire for a military invasion of the island. "


    What kind of nonsense?



    "Of course, the potentials of the US Armed Forces and Cuba currently completely incomparable. "

    And when were they comparable?
  15. oking
    oking 9 July 2016 23: 35
    -7
    Quote: Alexander Khramchikhin
    Since the 60s Liberty Island

    Of freedom? The island of obscurantism. With a poor and intimidated population.
    However, Cuban obscurantism did not have long to live. Its main sponsors, the USSR, and then Venezuela, collapsed. Next to them is the Castro brothers regime. A question of several years.
    Quote: Alexander Khramchikhin
    continuing high level of combat and moral-psychological training of personnel

    It's funny. The author is a great joker. Cuba amicably and out of habit slowly (heat) awaits the death of Fidel. After that, no one even remembers his "socialist" obscurantism. And everything will return to normal. And all this "formidable weapon" will go where it should be, for scrap.
    Quote: APASUS
    In fact, there is no desire and confirmation that we threw Cuba!

    "Throw" me too. I agree for a significantly lower amount than Cuba, which in 2014. Russia wrote off $ 31,7 billion of debt. Each Cuban has a $ 2750 gift. For any such achievements? And for whose account is it?
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 10 July 2016 11: 16
      0
      Quote: oking
      "Throw" me too. I agree for a significantly lower amount than Cuba, which in 2014. Russia wrote off $ 31,7 billion of debt. Each Cuban has a $ 2750 gift. For any such achievements? And for whose account is it?

      Take a word!
      In my life I have not sold not a liter of oil, not a cubic meter of gas and I have nothing to do with writing off debts to Cuba !!
    2. Svidetel 45
      Svidetel 45 11 July 2016 23: 52
      +1
      Any country, if it is sanctioned, like a wage in salary, can be driven into poverty and degradation, even for Russia sanctions do not pass without leaving a trace, and even for such a small country it is necessary to have a lot of intelligence to understand this?
      1. oking
        oking 12 July 2016 00: 13
        0
        Quote: Svidetel 45
        Any country, if sanctioned, like a wolf in salary, can be driven into poverty and degradation.

        Who told you that Cuba is under sanctions? Why do you invent something that is not? Yes, the USA does not trade with Cuba. But these are all the "sanctions" with which it is "imposed".
        Quote: Svidetel 45
        the level of poverty and crime is even higher than in Russia.

        What, right across Russia? Did he visit all of Russia and all of Brazil? And everywhere and meticulously compared?
        There are generally accepted and available tools for this. They should be used, not rumors from "one friend".
  16. Type 63
    Type 63 9 July 2016 23: 41
    +3
    Quote: oking
    Quote: Alexander Khramchikhin
    Since the 60s Liberty Island

    Of freedom? The island of obscurantism. With a poor and intimidated population.
    However, Cuban obscurantism did not have long to live. Its main sponsors, the USSR, and then Venezuela, collapsed. Next to them is the Castro brothers regime. A question of several years.
    Quote: Alexander Khramchikhin
    continuing high level of combat and moral-psychological training of personnel

    It's funny. The author is a great joker. Cuba amicably and out of habit slowly (heat) awaits the death of Fidel. After that, no one even remembers his "socialist" obscurantism. And everything will return to normal. And all this "formidable weapon" will go where it should be, for scrap.

    But nothing that the infant mortality rate in Cuba is lower than in the United States? Is it possible to compare the standard of living of the Cubans and the inhabitants of the Brazilian favelas Monsieur? And did he hear about medical tourism from the USA to Cuba?
    Conclusion: do not flog the figs nonsense.
    1. oking
      oking 10 July 2016 00: 10
      0
      Quote: Type 63
      nothing that the infant mortality rate in Cuba is lower than in the US

      "Socialism". Tomorrow it may easily turn out that mortality in Cuba, as a phenomenon, is completely absent. But no one really knows what is going on there, except for the very Cuban elites.
      Quote: Type 63
      Is it possible to compare the standard of living of the Cubans and the inhabitants of the Brazilian favelas Monsieur?

      And what, in Brazil we will take the favelas, but in Cuba all together? This is a new word in comparative analysis. Usually favelas are usually compared with favelas.
      By the way, you scold Brazil in vain. According to Credit Suisse, an average Brazilian over 20 years old has assets that make up 150% of the level of assets of an average Russian over 20 years old.
      And according to Allianz, the accumulated total wealth of the average Brazilian is 219% of the average Russian.
      Do you compare with the Ukrainians, or do you think for yourself?
      Quote: Type 63
      And did he hear about medical tourism from the USA to Cuba?

      Lord, and once this tourism is not called. Another comedian has already called him "medical". Why is this so, then you will have to be treated?
      Quote: Type 63
      Conclusion: do not flog the figs nonsense.

      Still, you understand. And you’re gonna cut it.
      1. Svidetel 45
        Svidetel 45 11 July 2016 23: 57
        +1
        Beautiful fairy tales, "... the average Brazilian ...." that's exactly the "average", but in reality, one friend of mine has been there not so long ago, he told me that the level of poverty and crime is even higher than in Russia.
  17. rumatam
    rumatam 10 July 2016 08: 19
    +1
    Cuba is an unsinkable aircraft carrier off the coast of AI, and they won't gobble up us. It is imperative to help and not to various "prostitutes" and other Slavic world.
  18. Scharnhorst
    Scharnhorst 10 July 2016 09: 24
    +3
    Be that as it may, the article stirred up the swamp: for a long time there were no such opposing comments and set a topic for reflection. In the context, I propose to transfer to Cuba the armaments of the Ukrainian Armed Forces remaining in Crimea, to help Cubans help the Ukrainian children of Chernobyl. Do not return it, as previously planned, to modern dill!
  19. user3970
    user3970 10 July 2016 11: 56
    0
    It seems that Gumilev introduced the word "passionary" into circulation. In my understanding, he is a person with an active lifestyle. Leader in life. Che Guevara, Castro, Hugo Chavez, Usmanidijad, Gaddafi ... Dictators, not dictators, are right, wrong in their actions, but they have already left their positive image in the History of the World. But in Russia: Gorbachev, Yeltsin, Putin ... Against their background, even Old Man Lukashenko looks like a greater patriot for his country, and even for Russia, than all this rabble who is now in power.
  20. Type 63
    Type 63 10 July 2016 16: 19
    0
    Quote: oking
    Quote: Type 63
    nothing that the infant mortality rate in Cuba is lower than in the US

    "Socialism". Tomorrow it may easily turn out that mortality in Cuba, as a phenomenon, is completely absent. But no one really knows what is going on there, except for the very Cuban elites.
    Quote: Type 63
    Is it possible to compare the standard of living of the Cubans and the inhabitants of the Brazilian favelas Monsieur?

    And what, in Brazil we will take the favelas, but in Cuba all together? This is a new word in comparative analysis. Usually favelas are usually compared with favelas.
    By the way, you scold Brazil in vain. According to Credit Suisse, an average Brazilian over 20 years old has assets that make up 150% of the level of assets of an average Russian over 20 years old.
    And according to Allianz, the accumulated total wealth of the average Brazilian is 219% of the average Russian.
    Do you compare with the Ukrainians, or do you think for yourself?
    Quote: Type 63
    And did he hear about medical tourism from the USA to Cuba?

    Lord, and once this tourism is not called. Another comedian has already called him "medical". Why is this so, then you will have to be treated?
    Quote: Type 63
    Conclusion: do not flog the figs nonsense.

    Still, you understand. And you’re gonna cut it.

    Do not be clever, liberalist, it turns out badly. Nothing to argue about infant mortality? But for me, the data are by no means from Cuban sources. Here. Further. Americans write about medical tourism. Those who can’t perform surgery in Tan are going to Cuba for treatment.
    By the way, our children, after the Chernobyl accident, were also treated by the Cubans, for which the last thank you very much.
    And in general, what kind of a liberal post without "rush will soon fall apart"? Nizachot.
  21. Backfire
    Backfire 10 July 2016 17: 33
    0
    It would not hurt to put Cuba new weapons even on credit!
  22. Moore
    Moore 11 July 2016 04: 43
    0
    Photography in the spirit that: "Yes ... here to work and work more ..."