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“Nobody but us” (Russian propaganda video)

Times have changed.  Now the Russian military is using slick Hollywood-like tricks to promote itself.  This video is a good example of this rather new skillset which was basically absent during the Soviet era (when only a few movies were made to promote the Russian Airborne Forces). And just for the record: a few of you might see the posting of such videos as a “glorification of war or violence”. 

A look into the modern Russian Airborne Forces

What I want to share with you today is a promo movie by Zvezda TV, the semi-official TV channel of the Russian Ministry of Defense, at the occasion of the 85th anniversary of the Russian Airborne Forces.  So don’t expect a hard-hitting documentary asking the tough questions and making critical comments.  However, this is nonetheless a very interesting video and when I saw it, I begged Alena Scarecrow and Tatzhit

ULUS-KERT: An Airborne Company’s Last Stand

Note by the Saker: as the Russian Airborne Forces are celebrating their 85th anniversary I decided to publish here an article written in the July-August edition of Military Review which describes this tragic but very important event. by Sergeant Michael D. Wilmoth, US Army Reserve, and Lieutenant Colonel Peter G. Tsouras, US Army Reserve, Retired In four days of desperate fighting, from 29 February to 3 March 2000, a large

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