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How Georgia changed "owners"

How Georgia changed "owners"

There is a widespread point of view in Russia that our country “saved” Georgia from the Ottoman Empire and Persia, which for many centuries divided the Georgian principalities. And it is precisely on this point of view that the offense at the behavior of the Georgian leadership is based - they say, how is this, we saved them, but they turned out to be

"Syrian Express" and its ships and vessels

"Syrian Express" and its ships and vessels

One of the most unique Russian highways built over the past 5 years is the Novorossiysk-Sevastopol-Port of Tartus (Syria) track. It is along this route that the so-called "Syrian Express" runs, which has already made several hundred flights. Largely thanks to him

New Russian weapons and ammunition in service with the Syrian army

New Russian weapons and ammunition in service with the Syrian army

For several years now, Russia has been helping the Syrian people in whatever way it can. Let's remember at least about the humanitarian aid and about the military advisers who train the Syrian soldiers and help the Syrian command. At the same time, Russia is helping the Syrian army with the supply of new Russian weapons and ammunition

New Iranian weapons in service with the Syrian army

New Iranian weapons in service with the Syrian army

It is no secret that Iran is actively helping the Syrian army in the fight against international terrorism. Here one can recall the 15 billion dollars in loans, and the huge number of volunteers and military advisers sent to the rescue of the Syrian soldiers

Reconnaissance ships and special ships of the Navy. Photo review

Reconnaissance ships and special ships of the Navy. Photo review

I was interested in a question on the topic: how powerful is the reconnaissance fleet of the Russian Navy today? I asked a little about this situation from open sources. Not to say that I was very impressed. And nevertheless, I bring to your attention a photo review on the topic “What is the richness of the reconnaissance fleet?

New Russian shipyards

New Russian shipyards

We recently discussed where the Russian analogue of the French Mistral could be built. Today I would like to talk about which shipyards have appeared, will appear or have become the property of Russia in recent years. A shipyard at the Pella shipyard (St. Petersburg). Open 18.10.14

Renovation of the Chinese military fleet. Photo review. Part 1

Renovation of the Chinese military fleet. Photo review. Part 1

But not only the Russian Navy is gradually being renewed, but also the navies of its neighbors. I have wanted to make a similar photo report about China for a long time. But everything was somehow too lazy to take it. After all, they are updating at a fairly decent pace. And since China and I are once again brothers forever, then it's time to find out how

Where in Russia will they build their own Mistral?

Where in Russia will they build their own Mistral?

Recently, we have increasingly had to ask the question: will we be able to build a Mistral-class ship ourselves? The answer is, of course we can. Another question is where? It is impossible to answer unequivocally to it because there are enough production capacities in Russia to create such

Combat ships accepted into the Russian Navy since 2000

Combat ships accepted into the Russian Navy since 2000

Hello, we were overtaken by melancholy the day before, showing how many warships have been decommissioned from the fleet since 2000. Let's look at the opposite trend. How many large warships have been accepted into the Russian Navy since 2000? Only large ships were taken into account. V

Updating the Russian Navy. In the gland. Part 2

Updating the Russian Navy. In the gland. Part 2

Hello, yesterday we reviewed the main warships that have replenished or replenished our Russian Navy over the past couple of years. Let me continue to expand on this topic in more detail. Today, your attention is a couple of main ships that I forgot to insert in the first part, as well as support ships

Renovation of the Russian Navy. In the gland. Part 3

Renovation of the Russian Navy. In the gland. Part 3

So, it's time to summarize what kind of ships the Russian Navy has replenished with over the past couple of days. We reviewed the main ships and combat support ships earlier. But this third part is devoted specifically to the "workhorses" of the Russian navy. That is, these are auxiliary

What ships did the Russian Navy receive in 2013?

What ships did the Russian Navy receive in 2013?

So. If anyone remembers. In July, I published a photo review article on the site What ships will the Russian Navy receive in 2013? The year is coming to an end. That is why I am making another photo report on those ships. What our sailors received and what they will receive next year (lagging behind). So let's go: 1. SSBN pr. 955

Renovation of the Russian Navy. In the gland. Part 1

Renovation of the Russian Navy. In the gland. Part 1

Good evening. It became interesting how many large warships are being built on the stocks now. Anyway, how many main warships of the new series have entered the Navy over the past couple of years. In general, here is a large photo report of the update of the Russian Navy by series. Indicated only that

16th Red Banner Submarine Squadron

16th Red Banner Submarine Squadron

A brief history of the squadron looks like this: On July 2, 1938, by the decision of the Military Council of the Pacific Fleet, three submarines: L-7, L-9 and L-10 of 41 divisions of the 6th naval brigade of submarines under the flag of the brigade commander, Captain 1st Rank Zaostrovtsev were relocated from Vladivostok to

Stealth boats SEALION and Alligator

Stealth boats SEALION and Alligator

US command of special operations forces USSOCOM tested various "invisible boats" for use by reconnaissance and sabotage units and special forces of the US Navy. Although these trials were carefully concealed, over the years several boats were still spotted by onlookers. V

Marine Corps Day. 310 years of Russian "sea soldiers"

Marine Corps Day. 310 years of Russian "sea soldiers"

On November 27, the Russian Federation celebrates the Day of the Marine Corps. This is a professional holiday for all military personnel serving in the Marine Corps, as well as people who served in it before. Although the history of the Marine Corps goes back more than one century, this holiday is young. It was installed

Etruscans vs. Romans (part 2)

Etruscans vs. Romans (part 2)

The second material, dedicated to the Etruscan military affairs, will be based on the works of, again, English-speaking historians, who also had the museums of Rome and Tuscany and, of course, British museums, which contain many interesting finds. Perhaps the most accessible for the Russian reader in this

Finnish missile boats of the "Hamina" type (acquaintance in 50 photos)

Finnish missile boats of the "Hamina" type (acquaintance in 50 photos)

The Hamina boats were built in the late 1990s and early 2000s. They are the fourth generation of Finnish missile boats. All boats are named after Finnish coastal cities. The first boat was ordered in December 1996, and the fourth entered the Finnish fleet in

Reasons for the uprising in Poland in 1830-1831

Reasons for the uprising in Poland in 1830-1831

The capture of the Warsaw arsenal Poland during the reign of Alexander I In 1807, Napoleon created the Duchy of Warsaw and granted the Poles a constitution consisting of 89 articles in 11 chapters. Article 4 read: "Slavery will be abolished." The Poles sided with Napoleon and fought side by side with the French, in

A promising pistol for the army and police

A promising pistol for the army and police

For a long time there has been talk about the need to replace the obsolete PM pistol. Back in the 80s, the development of a promising pistol on the Rook theme was started. Samples of weapons were created that met the requirements of the military. These were pistols SPS, GSh-18, PYa and modernized