Tag "Russian Navy"

“Reports of war” Naval Brief NB 06/17 April 13, 2017 by LeDahu

The West is currently playing a game of brinkmanship with Russia over Syria, based on the “fast and loose” principle it seems. The US Navy – eastern Mediterranean  “We prepositioned forces (the 2 US Navy ships) so that if there was an order received we could have that quick response.” US  senior defense official. This deployment of the 2 closest US warships in the eastern Med, would have not gone

Syria US missile strike Naval Brief NB 05/17 April 08, 2017 by LeDahu

Another Naval Brief- an update, only because it seems that at times, when a Brief gets published, something spectacular happens shortly afterwards.   US destroyers “USS Ross” (DDG 71) & “USS Porter”, (DDG 78)     were the US Navy warships that launched Tomahawk strikes at the Shayrat airbase in the Homs region of Syria. Yet, more than half did not reach their targets. In a nutshell, $88.5m worth of

January 26th Naval Brief 03 2017, by LeDahu

The bigger picture – Part 1 “The Russian Navy is a capable Navy, that’s why their ships are a part of our routine surveillance plans.” Admiral Clive Johnstone, Commander Allied Maritime Command, NATO Memo to useless Western MSM idiot-journalists, who suffer from “duality confusion” and write articles such as these examples  and also write that the Russian pilots are a “bit shit.”  Memo- your NATO maritime boss doesn’t agree with

Naval Brief 02/17 January 14th, 2017 by LeDahu

The wider scene “Maritime reconnaissance near Russian territorial waters has intensified by 50 percent.” Libya Last week, an unconfirmed report was circulated on social media, announcing a Russian navy missile firing exercise off the Libyan coast, between Benghazi and Tobruk, (08-11 Jan). If indeed there was really a NOTAM released on this, then it suggested activity by the  “Admiral Kuznetsov” group, (whose last confirmed AIS location was SW of Crete).

Naval Brief 01- January 2017, by LeDahu

Russian navy – Syrian campaign Back in late December, the Russian MOD announced a drawdown (1) of the Russian military in Syria, including the naval presence. The “Admiral Kuznetsov” group, including the cruiser “Peter the Great”, have now left the Syrian shores, following a high level visit from General  Ayyoub Chief of General Staff of the Syrian Army, (2) where medals were awarded to Russian personnel for their participation in the

NAVAL BRIEF NB04 December 02nd, 2016 by LeDahu

NAVAL BRIEF 04 December 02nd, 2016 by LeDahu Naval Briefing 01 November 9th, 2016 Naval Briefing 02 November 14th, 2016 NAVAL BRIEF 03 November 22nd, 2016   In his annual speech to the Federal Assembly, President Putin stated, “the army and Navy proved, that is able to effectively work away from their permanent locations”. Syrian campaign update The Russian MOD finally confirmed the participation of the Admiral Grigorovich frigate and

The Russian destroyer Vice-Admiral Kulakov rescues a Ukrainian fishing vessel in the Mediterranean

Kind of a symbolic news item today: the The Russian Navy destroyer Vice-Admiral Kulakov has rescued the Ukrainian fishing ship “097” in the Mediterranean.  The engines of the fishing vessel “097” broke down and she was adrift for two days until her captain decided to send an SOS.  The closest ship was the Russian destroyer who came to her help (no NATO or EU vessel offered to help).  The Russians

NAVAL BRIEF 03 November 22nd, 2016 by LeDahu

Maybe I was slightly overenthusiastic last week and with hindsight I should held back the brief by a day, but the crystal ball didn’t function correctly that day.   After much anticipated media talk about when the Russian fleet off Syria would go into action, it finally got deadly serious on the 15th Nov.  I am not going to dwell much on the bigger picture of what this means for the

NAVAL BRIEF 02 November 14th, 2016 by LeDahu

Part 1 – The Russian navy modernisation program “I would like to emphasize that we have commissioned 42 warships in the past three years, from 2013 to 2016. From 2016 to 2018 we are planning to commission more than 50 warships,” Russian naval CINC, Admiral Vladimir Korolyov said. Read more With only an estimated 48% of the Russian military has been modernised so far, it is certain that the Russian Navy is lagging behind. An interview with retired Deputy

Making sense of the Russian naval task force off the coast of Syria

This article was written for the Unz Review: http://www.unz.com/tsaker/making-sense-of-the-russian-naval-task-force-off-the-coast-of-syria/ The AngloZionst Empire’s propaganda machine, otherwise known as the corporate media, has had great difficulties deciding what it should say about the Russian naval task force which has been sent to Syria.   The Americans have decided to express their usual contempt for anything Russian and describe this force as centered on the “geriatric” aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, while the Brits chose

Northrop Grumman on a collision path with Yaroslav the Wise, by Scott Humor

On June 17th, US destroyer cut off Russian patrol frigate that was fighting Islamic terrorists ISIS in Syria, by sailing a little too close to the wind. About 55ft or 180 meters to be correct. Russia’s defense news TV channel Zvezda cites at least two violations of the international maritime laws broken by the US ship captain.   Russian patrol frigate Yaroslav Mudry or Yaroslav the Wise is a submarine

Novorossiysk is home to major naval base of the Russian Navy Black Sea Fleet [Updated]

Novorossiysk was founded in 1838 on the west coast of Tsemess Bay of the Black Sea. It’s a city in Krasnodar Krai, Russia. It is the country’s main port on the Black Sea and the leading Russian port for exporting grain. It is one of the few cities honored with the title of the Hero City. Novorossiysk Aerial view Truly amazing video of road constructions in Krasnodar Krai Region Black

Why is Russia sending a naval task force to the eastern Mediterranean?

Over the past few days the Internet has been buzzing with reports about the Russian Navy sending warships including possibly guided missile cruisers (the Kerch, the Varyag, the Moskva are often mentioned), while Russian sources mention the large anti-submarine ship Admiral Panteleyev and various support vessels.  Russian officials have made contradictory statements about how many ships are being send and which ships exactly would join the Russian flotilla, but the

Russian warships set sail to Mediterranean amid possible Syria evacuation

RT reports: The Russian Navy has sent five ships to the Mediterranean Sea to replace the region’s existing fleet. The move comes after the foreign ministry said it may call for the evacuation of Russian citizens in Syria if the government in Damascus falls. ­Three warships and two support ships of the Russian Baltic Fleet are set to join the Russian naval forces in the Mediterranean. Frigate Yaroslav Mudri The

Pirate-captured tanker freed by Russian navy

RT reports: The crew of a large Russian anti-submarine ship has freed an oil tanker seized by Somali pirates on Wednesday. All 23 Russian sailors from the hijacked vessel have escaped the incident unscathed. As a result of the rescue efforts, 10 pirates have been captured and one killed. “The large submarine-hunter ‘Marshal Shaposhnikov’ (see photos – click on picture for high resolution) of Russia’s Pacific Navy carried out an

Clashes in Crimea

According to Pravda.ru, Ukrainian nationalists have organized a congress in the center of the city of Sevastopol in Crimea. About 1000 local residents demonstrated under the slogan “Fascism will not pass”. Clashes ensued. About 300 demonstrators were able to break through the police barriers and were then violently engaged by police special forces. A number of arrests were made.——-Commentary: there we go, exactly as I predicted. The Ukrainian nationalists are

Muddied waters: Russia finds ‘piracy’ cargo ship but what really happened?

Caroline Davies and Tom Parfitt for The Guardian report: The Arctic Sea was discovered 300 miles off the Cape Verde islands three weeks after it went missing, triggering speculation of a pirate attack. Three weeks after it vanished at sea, the cargo ship Arctic Sea was found off the Cape Verde islands today with its Russian crew alive, well and “answering questions”. All 15 sailors were aboard a Russian anti-submarine